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NIRCam optical analysis
Author(s): Yalan Mao; Lynn W. Huff; Zachary A. Granger
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Paper Abstract

The Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) instrument for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is one of the four science instruments to be installed into the Integrated Science Instrument Module (ISIM) on JWST. NIRCam's requirements include operation at 37 Kelvin to produce high-resolution images in two wave bands encompassing the range from 0.6 microns to 5 microns. In addition, NIRCam is to be used as a metrology instrument during the JWST observatory commissioning on orbit, during the precise alignment of the observatory's multiple-segment primary mirror. This paper will present the optical analyses performed in the development of the NIRCam optical system. The Compound Reflectance concept to specify coating on optics for ghost image reduction is introduced in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5904, Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments XI, 590405 (25 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.613968
Show Author Affiliations
Yalan Mao, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
Lynn W. Huff, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
Zachary A. Granger, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5904:
Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments XI
James B. Heaney; Lawrence G. Burriesci, Editor(s)

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