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Vacuum and cryogenic system for the MUSE detectors
Author(s): J. L. Lizon; M. Accardo; Domingo Gojak; Roland Reiss; Lothar Kern
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Paper Abstract

MUSE with its 24 detectors distributed over an eight square meter vertical area was requiring a well engineered and extremely reliable cryogenic system. The solution should also use a technology proven to be compatible with the very high sensitivity of the VLT interferometer. A short introduction reviews the various available technologies to cool these 24 chips down to 160 K. The first part of the paper presents the selected concept insisting on the various advantages offered by LN2. In addition to the purely vacuum and cryogenic aspects we highlight some of the most interesting features given by the control system based on a PLC.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8446, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 84465O (24 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.924650
Show Author Affiliations
J. L. Lizon, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
M. Accardo, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Domingo Gojak, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Roland Reiss, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Lothar Kern, European Southern Observatory (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8446:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV
Ian S. McLean; Suzanne K. Ramsay; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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