Khayyam: Progress and prospects of coupling a spatial heterodyne spectrometer (SHS) to a Cassegrain telescope for optical interferometry

Sona Hosseini, Walter M Harris

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Abstract

In the temporal study of faint, extended sources at high resolving power, Spatial Heterodyne Spectrometer (SHS) can offer significant advantages about conventional dispersive grating spectrometers. We describe here a four-year continuous progress in Mt. Hamilton, Lick Observatory, toward development of a prototype reflective Spacial Heterodyne Spectrometer, Khayyam, instrument-Telescope configuration to combine all of the capabilities necessary to obtain high resolving power visible band spectra of diffuse targets from small aperture on-Axis telescopes where significant observing time can be obtained. We will discuss the design considerations going into this new system, installation, testing of the interferometer-Telescope combination, the technical challenges and procedures moving forward.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging V
PublisherSPIE
Volume9907
ISBN (Electronic)9781510601932
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
EventOptical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging V - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 27 2016Jul 1 2016

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OtherOptical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging V
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period6/27/167/1/16

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Optical Interferometry
Heterodyne
Spectrometer
Interferometry
Telescopes
Telescope
Spectrometers
interferometry
Optical resolving power
telescopes
spectrometers
High Power
Diffraction gratings
Observatories
Observatory
Interferometer
Interferometers
Gratings
installing
Light sources

Keywords

  • Extended targets
  • Interferometry
  • SHS
  • Spectrometry
  • Tunable Spatial Heterodyne Spectrometer

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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Khayyam : Progress and prospects of coupling a spatial heterodyne spectrometer (SHS) to a Cassegrain telescope for optical interferometry. / Hosseini, Sona; Harris, Walter M.

Optical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging V. Vol. 9907 SPIE, 2016. 99072I.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hosseini, S & Harris, WM 2016, Khayyam: Progress and prospects of coupling a spatial heterodyne spectrometer (SHS) to a Cassegrain telescope for optical interferometry. in Optical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging V. vol. 9907, 99072I, SPIE, Optical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging V, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 6/27/16. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2233120
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