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Innovative focal plane design for large space telescopes
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Future large drift-scan space telescopes, providing high angular resolution and sensitive observations, require long linear focal planes covering large fields of view. In order to reach higher on-earth spatial resolution while keeping a large field of view, the use of homothetic imaging systems is prohibitive for VIS/IR applications. Based on Integral Field Unit technology developed for ground based instrumentation, we present an innovative optical system reorganizing a 1D field of view on a 2D detector array. Such a solution presents a high gain in terms of volume and weight, allowing compact cryogenic systems for IR observations.

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Date Published: 29 July 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9904, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 99041D (29 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232908
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Wilfried Jahn, Aix Marseille Univ., Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, CNRS (France)
Marc Ferrari, Aix Marseille Univ., Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, CNRS (France)
Emmanuel Hugot, Aix Marseille Univ., Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, CNRS (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9904:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Howard A. MacEwen; Giovanni G. Fazio; Makenzie Lystrup; Natalie Batalha; Nicholas Siegler; Edward C. Tong, Editor(s)

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