6 July 2006 The MIRI medium resolution spectrometer for the James Webb Space Telescope
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The MIRI Medium Resolution Spectrometer (MIRI-MRS) will increase the sensitivity of astronomical spectroscopy at thermal infrared wavelengths (from 5 to 28 microns), by a factor of 1000 over the best that can be achieved by existing ground-based instruments. This leap in performance is further enhanced by the first use at these wavelengths of all reflective Integral Field Units (image slicers) to provide the spectrometer with a rectangular field of view with a shortest dimension of 3.5 arcseconds. We describe the optical design of the MRS and present predictions for its delivered image quality.
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M. Wells, M. Wells, D. Lee, D. Lee, A. Oudenhuysen, A. Oudenhuysen, P. Hastings, P. Hastings, J.-W. Pel, J.-W. Pel, A. Glasse, A. Glasse, } "The MIRI medium resolution spectrometer for the James Webb Space Telescope", Proc. SPIE 6265, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation I: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter, 626514 (6 July 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.669329; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.669329
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