An atmospheric dispersion corrector design with milliarcsecond-level precision from 1 to 4 microns for high dispersion coronagraphy

Jason J. Wang, J. Kent Wallace, Nemanja Jovanovic, Olivier Guyon, Mitsuko Roberts, Dimitri Mawet

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Abstract

Differential atmospheric refraction (DAR) limits the amount of light that can be coupled into a single mode fiber and provides additional complications for any fiber tracking system. We present an atmospheric dispersion corrector (ADC) design based off of two counter-rotating prisms to fit the needs of exoplanet spectroscopy for the Keck Planet Imager and Characterizer (KPIC) from 1.1 to 4.2 microns. Due to strong telluric effects, we find that the default Zemax prescription for DAR between 2 and 4.2 microns to be inaccurate up to 15 mas when comparing against DAR models computed from first principles. Using first-principle models, we developed our own custom ADC optimization solution and achieve less than 4 mas residual dispersion in any individual science band (J, K, L) down to 60 degree zenith angles, while the whole time maintaining less than 3 mas of residual dispersion in the tracking band (H) and less than 2 mas of residual dispersion between the tracking and science bands.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII
EditorsChristopher J. Evans, Julia J. Bryant, Kentaro Motohara
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510636811
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
EventGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII 2020 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: Dec 14 2020Dec 22 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume11447
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VIII 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period12/14/2012/22/20

Keywords

  • Atmospheric dispersion corrector
  • High dispersion coronagraphy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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