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UCLA double-beam infrared camera system
Author(s): Ian S. McLean; Eric E. Becklin; George Brims; John Canfield; Suzanne Casement; Donald Frank Figer; Frank Henriquez; Anthony Huang; W. Timothy Liu; Bruce A. Macintosh; Harry I. Teplitz
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a new infrared imaging system being developed at UCLA for use on both the Lick Observatory 3-m telescope and the W.M. Keck 10-m telescope. The instrument has a relatively wide field of view on each telescope and is intended for infrared surveys and deep imaging. To enhance efficiency, the new instrument incorporates a dichroic beam splitter to provide two simultaneous imaging systems, one short-wave (SW) from 1 - 2.5 micrometers and one long-wave (LW) from 2 - 5 micrometers . Each wavelength channel is independently optimized. The SW channel contains a Rockwell NICMOS3 256 X 256 HgCdTe array and the LW channel has an SBRC 256 X 256 InSb array. The thermal design employs a closed cycle cooler. A control and data acquisition system based on transputers and high speed analog electronics is being developed to handle the high data rates.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 1993
PDF: 21 pages
Proc. SPIE 1946, Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation, (20 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.158704
Show Author Affiliations
Ian S. McLean, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Eric E. Becklin, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
George Brims, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
John Canfield, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Suzanne Casement, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Donald Frank Figer, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Frank Henriquez, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Anthony Huang, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
W. Timothy Liu, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Bruce A. Macintosh, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Harry I. Teplitz, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1946:
Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation
Albert M. Fowler, Editor(s)

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