20 July 2010 The Infrared Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) for TMT: the atmospheric dispersion corrector
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We present a conceptual design for the atmospheric dispersion corrector (ADC) for TMT's Infrared Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS). The severe requirements of this ADC are reviewed, as are limitations to observing caused by uncorrectable atmospheric effects. The requirement of residual dispersion less than 1 milliarcsecond can be met with certain glass combinations. The design decisions are discussed and the performance of the design ADC is described. Alternative options and their performance tradeoffs are also presented.
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Andrew C. Phillips, Andrew C. Phillips, Brian J. Bauman, Brian J. Bauman, James E. Larkin, James E. Larkin, Anna M. Moore, Anna M. Moore, Cynthia N. Niehaus, Cynthia N. Niehaus, David Crampton, David Crampton, Luc Simard, Luc Simard, } "The Infrared Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) for TMT: the atmospheric dispersion corrector", Proc. SPIE 7735, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 77355Q (20 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856475; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.856475
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