Ultra compact spectrometer using linear variable filters

M. Dami, R. De Vidi, G. Aroldi, F. Belli, L. Chicarella, A. Piegari, A. Sytchkova, J. Bulir, F. Lemarquis, M. Lequime, L. Abel Tibérini, B. Harnisch

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The Linearly Variable Filters (LVF) are complex optical devices that, integrated in a CCD, can realize a «single chip spectrometer». In the framework of an ESA Study, a team of industries and institutes led by SELEX-Galileo explored the design principles and manufacturing techniques, realizing and characterizing LVF samples based both on All-Dielectric (AD) and Metal-Dielectric (MD) Coating Structures in the VNIR and SWIR spectral ranges. In particular the achieved performances on spectral gradient, transmission bandwidth and Spectral Attenuation (SA) are presented and critically discussed. Potential improvements will be highlighted. In addition the results of a feasibility study of a SWIR Linear Variable Filter are presented with the comparison of design prediction and measured performances. Finally criticalities related to the filter-CCD packaging are discussed. The main achievements reached during these activities have been: - to evaluate by design, manufacturing and test of LVF samples the achievable performances compared with target requirements; - to evaluate the reliability of the projects by analyzing their repeatability; - to define suitable measurement methodologies.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventInternational Conference on Space Optics 2010, ICSO 2010 - Rhodes Island, Greece
Duration: 1 Jan 2017 → …


ConferenceInternational Conference on Space Optics 2010, ICSO 2010
CityRhodes Island
Period1/1/17 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Dami, M., De Vidi, R., Aroldi, G., Belli, F., Chicarella, L., Piegari, A., Sytchkova, A., Bulir, J., Lemarquis, F., Lequime, M., Abel Tibérini, L., & Harnisch, B. (2017). Ultra compact spectrometer using linear variable filters. Paper presented at International Conference on Space Optics 2010, ICSO 2010, Rhodes Island, Greece. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2309265