24 September 2012 Conceptual study for a sub-pupil instrument having 4 high order adaptive optics path for parallel multi-wavelength high contrast imaging, and medium resolution spectrometry
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We present the concept of an instrument that will create 4 circular sub-pupils of 3 m in diameter. Each sub-pupil path will be corrected by a high order adaptive optics system (SR~80% in H) without spider and M2 obstruction. These four independent channels, obviously all pointed towards the same field, allows the possibility of covering totally different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum simultaneously without compromising Signal to Noise Ratio. Each channel can be dedicated to very specialized but complementary purposes: high contrast imaging, pseudo-wide field imaging, high precision multi-color photometry, medium-resolution spectroscopy, polarimetry and sparse-aperture masking.
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Frédéric Y. J. Gonte, Frédéric Y. J. Gonte, Pierre Bourget, Pierre Bourget, Julien Girard, Julien Girard, Pierre Haguenauer, Pierre Haguenauer, Dimitri Mawet, Dimitri Mawet, } "Conceptual study for a sub-pupil instrument having 4 high order adaptive optics path for parallel multi-wavelength high contrast imaging, and medium resolution spectrometry", Proc. SPIE 8446, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 84467Z (24 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.927162; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.927162
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