7 March 2003 SINFONI - Integral field spectroscopy at 50 milli-arcsecond resolution with the ESO VLT
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SINFONI is an adaptive optics assisted near-infrared integral field spectrometer for the ESO VLT. The Adaptive OPtics Module (built by the ESO Adaptive Optics Group) is a 60-elements curvature-sensor based system, designed for operations with natural or sodium laser guide stars. The near-infrared integral field spectrometer SPIFFI (built by the Infrared Group of MPE) provides simultaneous spectroscopy of 32 x 32 spatial pixels, and a spectral resolving power of up to 3300. The adaptive optics module is in the phase of integration; the spectrometer is presented tested in the laboratory. We provide an overview of the project, with particular emphasis on the problems encountered in designing and building an adaptive optics assisted spectrometer.
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Frank Eisenhauer, Roberto Abuter, Klaus Bickert, Fabio Biancat-Marchet, Henri Bonnet, Joar Brynnel, Ralf D. Conzelmann, Bernard Delabre, Robert Donaldson, Jacopo Farinato, Enrico Fedrigo, Reinhard Genzel, Norbert N. Hubin, Christof Iserlohe, Markus E. Kasper, Markus Kissler-Patig, Guy J. Monnet, Claudia Roehrle, Juergen Schreiber, Stefan Stroebele, Matthias Tecza, Niranjan A. Thatte, Harald Weisz, "SINFONI - Integral field spectroscopy at 50 milli-arcsecond resolution with the ESO VLT", Proc. SPIE 4841, Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes, (7 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.459468; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.459468
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