Adaptive optics high resolution spectroscopy: present status and future direction

Jian Ge, D. Ciarlo, P. Kuzmenko, C. Alcock, B. Macintosh, R. Angel, N. Woolf, M. Lloyd-Hart, R. Q. Fugate, J. Najita

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High resolution spectroscopy experiments with visible adaptive optics (AO) telescopes at Starfire Optical Range and Mt. Wilson have demonstrated that spectral resolution can be routinely improved by a factor of approx. 10 over the seeing-limited case with no extra light losses at visible wavelengths. An account is given on the progress on a newly developed AO optimized high resolution optical spectrograph at Steward Observatory. The progress on a compact infrared (IR) high resolution spectrograph with silicon immersion echelle gratings being developed at LLNL is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)174-183
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 Adaptive Optics Systems and Technology - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: Jul 21 1999Jul 22 1999

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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