Optical Detection Laboratory

    Eustace L. Dereniak’s Optical Detection Laboratory specializes in measuring optical radiation in spectral regions from the visible to the long-wavelength infrared. The most recent emphasis has been in the area of two-dimensional infrared detector arrays in the development of imaging spectrometers and polarimeters. These instruments are uniquely capable of obtaining spatial and spectral information simultaneously, in “snapshot mode.” They gather the data cube (x, y, l) in each integration time of the camera or focal plane array, recording images like that shown right.

    Dispersed Image
    Dispersed image recorded on focal plane of camera.