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Visible Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer: Design and Calibration
Author(s): Edward H. Wishnow; Ronald E. Wurtz; Sebastien Blais-Ouellette; Kem Holland Cook; Dennis J. Carr; Isabella T. Lewis; Frederic Grandmont; Christopher W. Stubbs
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Paper Abstract

We present details of the design, operation and calibration of an astronomical visible-band imaging Fourier transform spectrometer (IFTS). This type of instrument produces a spectrum for every pixel in the field of view where the spectral resolution is flexible. The instrument is a dual-input/dual-output Michelson interferometer coupled to the 3.5 meter telescope at the Apache Point Observatory. Imaging performance, and interferograms and spectra from calibration sources and standard stars are discussed.

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: 10.1117/12.461512
Show Author Affiliations
Edward H. Wishnow, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Ronald E. Wurtz, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Sebastien Blais-Ouellette, Univ. de Montreal (Canada)
Kem Holland Cook, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Dennis J. Carr, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Isabella T. Lewis, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Frederic Grandmont, Univ. Laval (Canada)
ABB-Bomem Inc. (Canada)
Christopher W. Stubbs, Univ. of Washington (United States)


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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