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GriF: an infrared 3D spectroscopic mode for KIR/PUEO
Author(s): Yann Clenet; Robin Arsenault; Jean-Luc Beuzit; Almas Chalabaev; Claude Delage; Gilles Joncas; Francois Lacombe; Olivier Lai; Etienne LeCoarer; David Le Mignant; Sylvain Pau; Patrick Rabou; Daniel Rouan
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Paper Abstract

When combined with Adaptive Optics, integral field spectroscopy, i.e. observation of a sky field simultaneously in a number of spectral passbands, is the most efficient way to perform spectro-imaging at high angular resolution. GriF will provide the CFHT community with such a capability in the near infrared K-band. This extension will be completed by means of two simple optical devices to be installed in the KIR cryostat (the infrared camera of PUEO): a cooled grism in the filter-wheel and a cold aperture on an entrance focal plane wheel. They will be completed by a room-temperature Fabry- Perot (FP) interferometer in front of KIR. The FP selects narrow bandpass images while the grism spatially separates them, giving a 3-D spectroscopic capacity within a compact and light design. At each exposure, several (up to 9) monochromatic images of a rectangular field of about 36 arcseconds X 4 arc-seconds will be simultaneously acquired, allowing a precise subtraction of continuum and background. The cooled grism will guarantee a low background environment, thus a good sensitivity at K. The medium spectral resolution (about 2600) will fit to a number of programs and will represent a considerable improvement on imaging with narrow- band filters. Thus, combining high angular resolution with the spectroscopic diagnosis, GriF will allow the study of a large class of compact objects or structures, especially in the extragalactic domain where its sensitivity should be unique.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4007, Adaptive Optical Systems Technology, (7 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390389
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Yann Clenet, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Robin Arsenault, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (Germany)
Jean-Luc Beuzit, Observatoire de Grenoble (France) and Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corp. (France)
Almas Chalabaev, Observatoire de Grenoble (France)
Claude Delage, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Gilles Joncas, Univ. Laval (Canada)
Francois Lacombe, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Olivier Lai, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corp. (United States)
Etienne LeCoarer, Observatoire de Grenoble (France)
David Le Mignant, European Southern Observatory (United States)
Sylvain Pau, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Patrick Rabou, Observatoire de Grenoble (France)
Daniel Rouan, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4007:
Adaptive Optical Systems Technology
Peter L. Wizinowich, Editor(s)

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