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IRCAL: the infrared camera for adaptive optics at Lick Observatory
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Paper Abstract

We describe the design, characterization and performance of the IR Camera for Adaptive Optics at Lick (IRCAL). IRCAL is a 1-2.5 micron camera optimized for use with the LLNL Lick adaptive optics system on the Shane 3 m telescope. Using diamond-turned gold-coated optics, the camera provides high efficiency diffraction limited imaging throughout the near- IR. IRCAL incorporates optimizations for obtaining high dynamic range images afforded by adaptive optics, coronagraphic masks, and a cross-dispersed silicon grism for high resolution spectroscopy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4008, Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors, (16 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.395540
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James P. Lloyd, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Michael C. Liu, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Bruce A. Macintosh, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Scott A. Severson, UCO/Lick Observatory (United States)
William T. S. Deich, UCO/Lick Observatory (United States)
James R. Graham, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4008:
Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors
Masanori Iye; Alan F. M. Moorwood, Editor(s)

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