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Performances of NIR VPHGs at cryogenic temperatures
Author(s): M. Insausti; F. Garzón; J. L. Rasilla; P.-A. Blanche; P. Lemaire
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Paper Abstract

We summarize the performances measured at room temperature and in cryogenic conditions of a set of NIR Volume Phase Holographic Gratings (VPHGs) which can then be used in astronomical instrumentations. VPHGs are novel optical components which can replace standard transmission gratings. Instead of a surface modulation a diffraction index modulation printed in a volume of material generates the diffraction according to the required specifications. Results on transmission and wavefront deformation are presented and compared in the two temperature regimes. These results were achieved along the run of the Joint Research Action 6 of OPTICON FP6 programme whose participating institutions are Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (INAF), Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Centre Spatial de Liege, Politecnico di Milano and European Southern Observatory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 July 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7018, Advanced Optical and Mechanical Technologies in Telescopes and Instrumentation, 70184T (23 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788896
Show Author Affiliations
M. Insausti, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
F. Garzón, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
J. L. Rasilla, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
P.-A. Blanche, Univ. de Liège (Belgium)
College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
P. Lemaire, Univ. de Liège (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7018:
Advanced Optical and Mechanical Technologies in Telescopes and Instrumentation
Eli Atad-Ettedgui; Dietrich Lemke, Editor(s)

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