DOTIFS: Fore-optics and calibration unit design

Haeun Chung, A. N. Ramaprakash, Pravin Khodade, Chaitanya V. Rajarshi, Sabyasachi Chattopadhyay, Pravin A. Chordia, Amitesh Omar, Changbom Park

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

2 Scopus citations


We present fore-optics and calibration unit design of Devasthal Optical Telescope Integral Field Spectrograph (DOTIFS). DOTIFS fore-optics is designed to modify the focal ratio of the light and to match its plate scale to the physical size of Integral Field Units (IFUs). The fore-optics also delivers a telecentric beam to the IFUs on the telescope focal plane. There is a calibration unit part of which is combined with the fore-optics to have a light and compact system. We use Xenon-arc lamp as a continuum source and Krypton/Mercury-Neon lamps as wavelength calibration sources. Fore-optics and calibration unit shares two optical lenses to maintain compactness of the overall subsystem. Here we present optical and opto-mechanical design of the calibration unit and fore-optics as well as calibration scheme of DOTIFS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGround-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII
EditorsLuc Simard, Luc Simard, Christopher J. Evans, Hideki Takami
ISBN (Print)9781510619579
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventGround-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII 2018 - Austin, United States
Duration: Jun 10 2018Jun 14 2018

Publication series

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


OtherGround-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Astronomical instrumentation
  • Calibration unit
  • Fore-optics
  • Integral field unit
  • Multi-IFU
  • Optical fiber

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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