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A method for generating a synthetic spectrum within Zemax
Author(s): Steven R. Gibson; Edward H. Wishnow
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Paper Abstract

A method using non-sequential Zemax to produce a pixelated synthetic spectrum is described. This simulation was developed for the Keck Planet Finder (KPF) instrument, and will prove useful for engineering performance analyses (stability, stray light, order cross-talk, distortion, etc.). It has also provided a set of synthetic spectra to be used during the development of the data pipeline. Various aspects concerning the construction of the spectrum are described, including: converting a model from sequential to non-sequential Zemax, the creation of Zemax coating files for echelle blaze functions, and the generation of spectrum source files (solar, thorium-argon, incandescent, Fabry-Perot etalon and laser frequency comb).

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 August 2016
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9911, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VII, 99112D (19 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233158
Show Author Affiliations
Steven R. Gibson, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Edward H. Wishnow, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9911:
Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VII
George Z. Angeli; Philippe Dierickx, Editor(s)

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