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A multipurpose fiber-fed VPHG spectrograph for LAMOST
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Paper Abstract

A multipurpose fiber-fed double-beam Schmidt spectrograph using VPHG (volume phase holographic gratings) is under construction for LAMOST (The Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope). There are 16 such spectrographs (hereafter referred to as LRSs) for the project. The spectrographs are designed with wavelength coverage from 370 to 900 nm, with spectral resolutions of 1000-10000, and with multi-object capability over a 5 degrees field of view. Each spectrograph will be accommodating 250 fibers of 320 microns diameter (corresponding 3.3 arcsecs). The 200 mm diameter collimated beam is split into two separate channels. The blue channel is optimized for 370nm-590nm, and the red channel for 570nm-900nm. The LRS can work in several varied resolution modes. The optical design and performance is described. The spectrograph is of simple design with moderate image quality and good throughput. Progress on the construction of LRS is reported as well.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 June 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6269, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy, 62690M (28 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.671124
Show Author Affiliations
Yongtian Zhu, National Astronomical Observatory, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics and Technology (China)
Zhongwen Hu, National Astronomical Observatory, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics and Technology (China)
Qingfeng Zhang, National Astronomical Observatory, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics and Technology (China)
Lei Wang, National Astronomical Observatory, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics and Technology (China)
Jianing Wang, National Astronomical Observatory, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics and Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6269:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy
Ian S. McLean; Masanori Iye, Editor(s)

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