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Review of fiber optic properties for astronomical spectroscopy
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Paper Abstract

Fiber optics have found use in astronomical spectrographs for nearly the past 15 years. In order to achieve optimal implementation of the fiber optics, one must know the performance characteristics of the fiber and its impact on how a fiber-fed spectrograph should be designed. I review here the fundamental properties of fiber optics as they relate to their use in such astronomical spectrographs covering the spectral band of 3000 to 11000 angstrom.

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Date Published: 14 June 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2476, Fiber Optics in Astronomical Applications, (14 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.211837
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Samuel Charles Barden, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2476:
Fiber Optics in Astronomical Applications
Samuel Charles Barden, Editor(s)

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