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An IFU for diffraction-limited 3D spectroscopic imaging: laboratory and on-site tests
Author(s): Deqing Ren; Christoph Keller; Claude Plymate
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Paper Abstract

We have developed a state-of-the-art image slicer Integral Field Unit (IFU) for the McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope (McMP) located at Kitt Peak National Solar Observatory. The IFU will be used for high-resolution 3-dimensional spectroscopy and polarimetry over a small field of view that is well corrected by adaptive optics. It consists of 19 effective slices that correspond to a field of view of 6.27"x 7". The IFU delivers a 152" long slit to an existing spectrograph producing diffraction-limited 3-dimensional spectroscopy. The 3-D instrument is being used for highspatial and high-temporal resolution imaging of the Sun, which is crucial for the magnetic field and spectroscopic studies of 2-dimensional solar fine structures. We discuss the instrument construction, laboratory test and on-site trial observations with the McMP.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7438, Solar Physics and Space Weather Instrumentation III, 743818 (23 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.824460
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Deqing Ren, California State Univ., Northridge (United States)
Christoph Keller, Univ. Utrecht (Netherlands)
Claude Plymate, National Solar Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7438:
Solar Physics and Space Weather Instrumentation III
Silvano Fineschi; Judy A. Fennelly, Editor(s)

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