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SINFONI: integral field spectroscopy at 50-milli-arcsecond resolution with the ESO VLT
Author(s): Frank Eisenhauer; Roberto Abuter; Klaus Bickert; Fabio Biancat-Marchet; Henri Bonnet; Joar Brynnel; Ralf D. Conzelmann; Bernard Delabre; Robert Donaldson; Jacopo Farinato; Enrico Fedrigo; Reinhard Genzel; Norbert N. Hubin; Christof Iserlohe; Markus E. Kasper; Markus Kissler-Patig; Guy J. Monnet; Claudia Roehrle; Juergen Schreiber; Stefan Stroebele; Matthias Tecza; Niranjan A. Thatte; Harald Weisz
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Paper Abstract

SINFONI is an adaptive optics assisted near-infrared integral field spectrometer for the ESO VLT. The Adaptive OPtics Module (built by the ESO Adaptive Optics Group) is a 60-elements curvature-sensor based system, designed for operations with natural or sodium laser guide stars. The near-infrared integral field spectrometer SPIFFI (built by the Infrared Group of MPE) provides simultaneous spectroscopy of 32 x 32 spatial pixels, and a spectral resolving power of up to 3300. The adaptive optics module is in the phase of integration; the spectrometer is presented tested in the laboratory. We provide an overview of the project, with particular emphasis on the problems encountered in designing and building an adaptive optics assisted spectrometer.

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Date Published: 7 March 2003
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 4841, Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes, (7 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.459468
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Frank Eisenhauer, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Roberto Abuter, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Klaus Bickert, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Fabio Biancat-Marchet, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Henri Bonnet, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Joar Brynnel, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Ralf D. Conzelmann, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Bernard Delabre, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Robert Donaldson, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Jacopo Farinato, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Enrico Fedrigo, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Reinhard Genzel, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Norbert N. Hubin, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Christof Iserlohe, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Markus E. Kasper, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Markus Kissler-Patig, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Guy J. Monnet, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Claudia Roehrle, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Juergen Schreiber, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Stefan Stroebele, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Matthias Tecza, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Niranjan A. Thatte, Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Harald Weisz, Ingenierbuero fuer den Maschinenbau (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4841:
Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes
Masanori Iye; Alan F. M. Moorwood, Editor(s)

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