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MOEMs devices designed and tested for future astronomical instrumentation in space

Paper Abstract

Next generation of astronomical instrumentation for space telescopes requires Micro-Opto-Electro- Mechanical Systems (MOEMS) with remote control capability and cryogenic operation. MOEMS devices have the capability to tailor the incoming light in terms of intensity and object selection with programmable slit masks, in terms of phase and wavefront control with micro-deformable mirrors, and finally in terms of spectrum with programmable diffraction gratings. Applications are multi-object spectroscopy (MOS), wavefront correction and programmable spectrographs. We are engaged since several years in the design, realization and characterization of MOEMS devices suited for astronomical instrumentation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10566, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2008, 1056608 (21 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2308190
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Frédéric Zamkotsian, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Patrick Lanzoni, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Severin Waldis, Univ. of Neuchatel (Switzerland)
Wilfried Noell, Univ. of Neuchatel (Switzerland)
Veronique Conedera, Lab. d'Analyse et d'Architecture des Systèmes (France)
Norbert Fabre, Lab. d'Analyse et d'Architecture des Systèmes (France)
Thierry Viard, Thales Alenia Space (France)
Christophe Buisset, Thales Alenia Space (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10566:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2008
Josiane Costeraste; Errico Armandillo; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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