FISICA: The Florida image slicer for infrared cosmology and astrophysics
Abbreviated Journal Title
New Astron. Rev.
integral field units; INTEGRAL FIELD SPECTROSCOPY; DESIGN; Astronomy & Astrophysics
We report on the design and status of the Florida Image Slicer for Infrared Cosmology and Astrophysics (FISICA)-a fully-cryogenic all-reflective image-slicing integral field unit for the FLAMINGOS near-infrared spectrograph. Designed to accept input beams near f/15, FISICA with FLAMINGOS provides R similar to 1300 spectra over a 16 x 33" field-of-view on the Cassegrain f/15 focus of the KPNO 4-m telescope, or a 6 x 12" field-of-view on the Nasmyth or Bent Cassegrain foci of the Gran Telescopio Canarias 10.4-m telescope. FISICA accomplishes this using three sets of "monolithic" powered mirror arrays, each with 22 mirrored surfaces cut into a single piece of aluminum. We review the optical and opto-mechanical design, fabrication, laboratory test results, and on-telescope performance for FISICA. (c) 2006 Published by Elsevier B.V.
New Astronomy Reviews
Article; Proceedings Paper
"FISICA: The Florida image slicer for infrared cosmology and astrophysics" (2006). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 6111.