Optical performance of the GHOST fiber cable

Ross Zhelem, Vladimir Churilov, Scott Case, Yuriy Kondrat, Kristin Fiegert, Lewis Waller, Jon Lawrence, Tony Farrell, Michael Ireland

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    The Gemini High-resolution Optical SpecTrograph (GHOST) is fed by an optical cable linking the telescope and environmentally stabilized spectrograph room. Telescope input is injected into integral field units that are translated along the focal surface by positioners. Each integral field unit serves as an image slicer partitioning the seeing limited image with the help of a hexagonal microlens array. An additional microlens array is used to inject light telecentrically into each fiber which maximizes the efficiency of the cable. Spectral measurements of the optical cable throughput are presented for the design wavelength range.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019
    EditorsSimon Ellis, Celine d'Orgeville
    ISBN (Electronic)9781510631465
    Publication statusPublished - 2020
    EventAdvances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019 - Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 9 Dec 201912 Dec 2019

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
    ISSN (Print)0277-786X
    ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


    ConferenceAdvances in Optical Astronomical Instrumentation 2019


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