Key spectroscopy projects
This page covers recent and current projects in spectroscopy.
These are concerned with
1. Design and construction of complete spectrographs or major-subsystems: e.g.
2. Design and construction of Integral Field Units (IFUs) for Integral Field Spectroscopy
Fibre-lenslet based IFUs
- SMIRFS-IFU: Prototype IFU and technology demonstrator for UKIRT, 72 elements, optimized for the near infrared
- TEIFU: 1000-element IFU for the 4.2m William-Herschel-Telescope
- GMOS-IFU: 2 fields of 1000 and 500 elements to enable simultaneous background subtraction. Two built for Gemini North and Gemini South
- IMACS-IFU: 2 fields of 1000 elements each to enable background subtraction and beam switching. Located at the Magellan-1 6.5m telescope IMACS spectrograph.
- GNIRS-IFU: 21 slices, IFU for the GMOS spectrograph of GEMINI North.
- KMOS-IFU: 24 deployable IFUs of 15 slices each, currently in construction
- JWST NIRSpec IFU: 30 slice IFU for the James Webb Space Telescope's NIRSpec spectrograph, currently in construction
3. Fibre links and calibration units for Multi-Object Spectroscopy (MOS), e,g.
For further information please have a look into our project pages / old project pages.
making use of CFAI's extensive facilities for metrology, fibre system assembly, precision optics manfacture and assembly, integration and verification.