16 August 2000 IRCAL: the infrared camera for adaptive optics at Lick Observatory
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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.
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James P. Lloyd, Michael C. Liu, Bruce A. Macintosh, Scott A. Severson, William T. S. Deich, James R. Graham, "IRCAL: the infrared camera for adaptive optics at Lick Observatory", Proc. SPIE 4008, Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors, (16 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.395540; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.395540


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