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Fabry-Perot interferometer in the world of pulses: New approaches and capabilities

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The spectral-time characteristics of the Fabry-Perot interferometer (IFP) under pulse illumination are analyzed. Processes of the passing of light pulses of various lengths through IFP are considered in detail. The spectral and time characteristics of the interferometer under pulse irradiation are presented. The time structure of a pulse past through the IFP has been analyzed. The ultimate time resolution of the device is determined. The principal difference between the transmission through IFP of one pulse and a regular sequence of laser synchronized pulses is presented. The model of passing the regular sequence of synchronized laser pulses through IFP as an optical filter is presented.

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Original Russian Text © B.S. Mogilnitsky, Yu.N. Ponomarev, 2009, published in Optica Atmosfery i Okeana.

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Mogilnitsky, B.S., Ponomarev, Y.N. Fabry-Perot interferometer in the world of pulses: New approaches and capabilities. Atmos Ocean Opt 22, 544–550 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1024856009050078

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