9 August 2016 A calibration unit for the near-infrared spectropolarimeter SPIRou
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SPIRou is a near-infrared spectropolarimeter and high precision radial velocity instrument, to be implemented at CFHT in end 2017. It focuses on the search for Earth-like planets around M dwarfs and on the study of stellar and planetary formation in the presence of stellar magnetic field. The calibration unit and the radial-velocity reference module are essential to the short- and long-term precision (1 m/s). We highlight the specificities in the calibration techniques compared to the spectrographs HARPS (at LaSilla, ESO) or SOPHIE (at OHP, France) due to the near-infrared wavelengths, the CMOS detectors, and the instrument design. We also describe the calibration unit architecture, design and production.
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Isabelle Boisse, Isabelle Boisse, Sandrine Perruchot, Sandrine Perruchot, François Bouchy, François Bouchy, François Dolon, François Dolon, François Moreau, François Moreau, Rico Sottile, Rico Sottile, François Wildi, François Wildi, } "A calibration unit for the near-infrared spectropolarimeter SPIRou", Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 990868 (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231678; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2231678
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