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  • Vol. 52, Iss. 36 — Dec. 20, 2013
  • pp: 8765–8770

Anamorphic integral field spectrometer for diffuse ultraviolet astronomy

Timothy Cook  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 36, pp. 8765-8770 (2013)

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We present the design of a novel anamorphic integral field spectrometer for diffuse ultraviolet astronomy. The system is designed to be able to measure emissions from faint diffuse astrophysical sources across a large field with good spectral resolving power. The design uses a standard focal plane image slicer and an anamorphic relay mirror and spectrometer to achieve an exceptional area, field of view, resolving power (AΩR) product, the key figure of merit for a spectroscopic system intended to study line emission from extended or diffuse sources. We present a typical design with R1000 and an effective etendue (AΩ) of 1.5×104cm2sr.

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OCIS Codes
(220.1000) Optical design and fabrication : Aberration compensation
(350.1260) Other areas of optics : Astronomical optics
(120.6085) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Space instrumentation

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: August 15, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 7, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 21, 2013
Published: December 16, 2013

Timothy Cook, "Anamorphic integral field spectrometer for diffuse ultraviolet astronomy," Appl. Opt. 52, 8765-8770 (2013)

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