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16 September 2015 PISCES: high contrast integral field spectrograph simulations and data reduction pipeline
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The PISCES (Prototype Imaging Spectrograph for Coronagraphic Exoplanet Studies) is a lenslet array based integral field spectrograph (IFS) designed to advance the technology readiness of the WFIRST-AFTA high contrast Coronagraph Instrument. We present the end to end optical simulator and plans for the data reduction pipeline (DRP). The optical simulator was created with a combination of the IDL-based PROPER library and Zemax, while the data reduction pipeline is a modified version of the Gemini Planet Imager's (GPI) IDL pipeline. The simulations of the propagation of light through the instrument are based on Fourier transform algorithms. The DRP enables transformation of the PISCES IFS data to calibrated spectral data cubes.
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Jorge Llop Sayson, Nargess Memarsadeghi, Michael W. McElwain, Qian Gong, Marshall Perrin, Timothy Brandt, Bryan Grammer, Bradford Greeley, George Hilton, and Catherine Marx "PISCES: high contrast integral field spectrograph simulations and data reduction pipeline", Proc. SPIE 9605, Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets VII, 960524 (16 September 2015); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2188492
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