A Speckle-Enhanced Prism Spectrometer With High Dynamic Range


Cetindag S. K. , Toy M. F. , Ferhanoğlu O. , Çivitci F.

IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS, cilt.30, sa.24, ss.2139-2142, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 24
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1109/lpt.2018.2879247
  • Dergi Adı: IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2139-2142

Özet

We present a novel spectrometer device offering a wide wavelength range and high resolution. The device builds upon a conventional prism spectrometer; however, an additional scattering medium is introduced to generate a wavelength-dependent speckle pattern on the detector array. Simultaneous use of the prism and the scattering medium allows for both improved resolution and wavelength range. The generated speckle pattern secures a significant improvement in the resolution (up to 100 folds) and dynamic range over a conventional prism spectrometer. With the proposed spectrometer, implemented using a CCD camera, we demonstrate up to 17-pm resolution at 855-nm central wavelength and 756.5-nm wavelength range revealing a dynamic range of similar to 44 500. The dynamic range could be further improved upon using a detector array having larger area and a scattering medium offering a nar-rower spectral correlation function. With further development, the proposed device could be useful in a variety of spectroscopy applications, such as deep imaging of retinal layers in optical coherence tomography.