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Performance of F2T2 tandem tunable etalon
Author(s): Alan Scott; Maniyar Javed; Roberto Abraham; Steve Eikenberry; Elizabeth Barton; Matthew Bershady; Joss Bland-Hawthorn; David Crampton; Rene Doyon; Jeff Julian; Roger Julian; Jean-Paul Kneib; David Loop; Nick Raines; Neil Rowlands; J. D. Smith
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Paper Abstract

COM DEV Ltd. is building a tandem tunable Fabry-Perot etalon to be mounted inside the Flamingos-2 imaging spectrograph on the Gemini South Telescope. The Flamingos-2 Tandem Tunable Filter has a target spectral resolution of R~800 and a clear aperture of 60 mm, and will be fed by the telescope's Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics system. The system is designed to undertake ultra-deep searches for "First-Light" sources at redshifts of z = 7-10 using foreground gravitational lensing. This paper describes preliminary characterization and expected performance F2T2.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6269, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy, 62695J (27 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.668774
Show Author Affiliations
Alan Scott, COM DEV Ltd. (Canada)
York Univ. (Canada)
Maniyar Javed, York Univ. (Canada)
Roberto Abraham, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Steve Eikenberry, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Elizabeth Barton, Univ. of California, Irvine (United States)
Matthew Bershady, Univ. of Wisconsin (United States)
Joss Bland-Hawthorn, Anglo-Australian Observatory (Australia)
David Crampton, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Rene Doyon, Univ. de Montreal (Canada)
Jeff Julian, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Roger Julian, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Jean-Paul Kneib, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseilles (France)
David Loop, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Nick Raines, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Neil Rowlands, COM DEV Ltd. (Canada)
J. D. Smith, Steward Observatory, Univ. of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6269:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy
Ian S. McLean; Masanori Iye, Editor(s)

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