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Immersion grating mount design for IGRINS and GMTNIRS
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Paper Abstract

The IGRINS (Immersion GRating INfrared Spectrometer) is a high resolution wide-band infrared spectrograph developed by the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) and the University of Texas at Austin (UT). Immersion grating is a key component of IGRINS, which disperses the input ray by using a silicon material with a lithography technology. Optomechanical mount for the immersion grating is important to keep the high spectral resolution and the optical alignment in a cold temperature of 130±0.06K. The optical performance of immersion grating can maintain within the de-center tolerance of ±0.05mm and the tip-tilt tolerance of ±1.5arcmin. The mount mechanism utilizes the flexure and the semikinematic support design to satisfy the requirement and the operation condition. When the IGRINS system is cooled down to a cold temperature, three flexures compensate for the thermal contraction stress due to the different material between the immersion grating and the mounting part (aluminum 6061). They also support the immersion grating by an appropriate preload. Thermal stability is controlled by a copper strap with proper dimensions and a heater. Typically, structural and thermal analysis was performed to confirm the mount mechanism. This mechanism will be also applied to the GMTNIRS (Giant Magellan Telescope Near InfraRed Spectrograph) instrument, which is a first-generation candidate of the GMT telescope.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8450, Modern Technologies in Space- and Ground-based Telescopes and Instrumentation II, 845048 (13 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925702
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Bongkon Moon, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Korea, Republic of)
Weisong Wang, The Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Chan Park, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Korea, Republic of)
In-soo Yuk, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Korea, Republic of)
Moo-Young Chun, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Korea, Republic of)
Daniel T. Jaffe, The University of Texas at Austin (United States)


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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