21 September 2011 Optical design of the VLT/MUSE instrument
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MUSE (Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer) is a second generation VLT panoramic integral field spectrograph developed for the European Southern Observatory (ESO), operating in the visible and Near Infrared wavelength range (0.465-0.93 μm) with a 1 arcmin square FoV sampled at 0.2arcsec. It is composed of a Calibration unit, a Fore-optics and a Splitting and relay system that feeds 24 identical Integral Field Units (IFU); each one incorporates an advanced image slicer associated with a classical spectrograph. This article will present the optical design choices that have been done to optimize the costs, size and performances of the instrument as well as a detailed ghost images analysis of the whole instrument.
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Johan Kosmalski, Johan Kosmalski, Laurent Parès, Laurent Parès, Walter Seifert, Walter Seifert, Wenli Xu, Wenli Xu, Jean-Christophe Olaya, Jean-Christophe Olaya, Bernard Delabre, Bernard Delabre, "Optical design of the VLT/MUSE instrument", Proc. SPIE 8167, Optical Design and Engineering IV, 816716 (21 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.896821; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.896821

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