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Multiple integral field spectroscopy using image slicers
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Paper Abstract

We present the results of a detailed technical study of the use of image slicers for multiple integral field spectroscopy at infrared wavelengths. Our solution uses independently controlled robotic arms to relay selected portions of the focal plane to fixed positions where they are dissected using a set of advanced image slicers. We discuss the technical requirements of this approach and describe a feasibility study to examine the risks and technical challenges.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4841, Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes, (7 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461486
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Suzanne K. Ramsay-Howat, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr./Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Ray M. Sharples, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
Gillian S. Wright, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr./Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Peter R. Hastings, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr./Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Martyn Wells, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr./Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Colin R. Cunningham, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr./Royal Observatory Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Juergen Schmoll, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
Robert Content, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
David J. Robertson, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)


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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