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Development of a slicer integral field unit for the existing optical imaging spectrograph FOCAS
Author(s): Shinobu Ozaki; Yoko Tanaka; Takashi Hattori; Kenji Mitsui; Mitsuhiro Fukusima; Norio Okada; Yoshiyuki Obuchi; Satoshi Miyazaki; Takuya Yamashita
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Paper Abstract

We are developing an integral field unit (IFU) with an image slicer for the existing optical imaging spectrograph, Faint Object Camera And Spectrograph (FOCAS), on the Subaru Telescope. Basic optical design has already finished. The slice width is 0.4 arcsec, slice number is 24, and field of view is 13.5x 9.6 arcsec. Sky spectra separated by about 3 arcmin from an object field can be simultaneously obtained, which allows us precise background subtraction. The IFU will be installed as a mask plate and set by the mask exchanger mechanism of FOCAS. Slice mirrors, pupil mirrors and slit mirrors are all made of glass, and their mirror surfaces are fabricated by polishing. Multilayer dielectric reflective coating with high reflectivity (< 98%) is made on each mirror surface. Slicer IFU consists of many mirrors which need to be arraigned with high accuracy. For such alignment, we will make alignment jigs and mirror holders made with high accuracy. Some pupil mirrors need off-axis ellipsoidal surfaces to reduce aberration. We are conducting some prototyping works including slice mirrors, an off-axis ellipsoidal surface, alignment jigs and a mirror support. In this paper, we will introduce our project and show those prototyping works.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8450, Modern Technologies in Space- and Ground-based Telescopes and Instrumentation II, 84501L (13 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.924959
Show Author Affiliations
Shinobu Ozaki, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
Yoko Tanaka, Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)
Takashi Hattori, Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)
Kenji Mitsui, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
Mitsuhiro Fukusima, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
Norio Okada, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
Yoshiyuki Obuchi, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
Satoshi Miyazaki, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
Takuya Yamashita, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8450:
Modern Technologies in Space- and Ground-based Telescopes and Instrumentation II
Ramón Navarro; Colin R. Cunningham; Eric Prieto, Editor(s)

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