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An image slicer-based integral-field spectrograph for EPICS
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Paper Abstract

We present the results of a design study for an integral field spectrograph as the "back-end" instrument for spectroscopy of exoplanets carried out in the context of the EPICS Phase A study. EPICS is the planet finder imager and spectrograph for the E-ELT. In our study we investigated the feasibility of an image slicer based integral field spectrograph and developed an optical design for the image slicer and the necessary pre-optics, as well as the spectrograph optics. We present a detailed analysis of the optical performance of the design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 2010
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 7735, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 77357B (21 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857056
Show Author Affiliations
Mathias Tecza, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Niranjan Thatte, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Graeme Salter, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Fraser Clarke, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)

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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