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Design concepts for a mid-infrared instrument for the Thirty-Meter Telescope
Author(s): A. T. Tokunaga; C. Packham; Y. K. Okamoto; H. Kataza; M. Richter; J. Carr; M. Chun; C. Telesco; M. Honda; J. Najita; T. Onaka; I. Sakon; T. Yamashita
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Paper Abstract

A mid-infrared imager and spectrometer is under consideration for construction in the first decade of the Thirty- Meter Telescope (TMT) operation (see the companion paper by Okamoto). MIRES, a mid-infrared high-spectral resolution optimized instrument, was previously proposed to provide these capabilities to the TMT community. We have revised the design in order to provide an improved optical design for the high-spectral resolution mode with R=120,000, improved imaging with sky chopping, low-spectral resolution mode with an integral field spectrograph, and polarimetry. In this paper we describe the optical design concepts currently under consideration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7735, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 77352C (15 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856775
Show Author Affiliations
A. T. Tokunaga, Univ. of Hawai'i (United States)
C. Packham, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Y. K. Okamoto, Ibaraki Univ. (Japan)
H. Kataza, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
M. Richter, Univ. of California, Davis (United States)
J. Carr, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
M. Chun, Univ. of Hawai'i (United States)
C. Telesco, Univ. of Florida (United States)
M. Honda, Kanagawa Univ. (Japan)
J. Najita, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
T. Onaka, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
I. Sakon, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
T. Yamashita, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7735:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III
Ian S. McLean; Suzanne K. Ramsay; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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