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An innovative integral field unit upgrade with 3D-printed micro-lenses for the RHEA at Subaru

Anagnos, Theodoros and Maier, Pascal and Hottinger, Philipp and Betters, Chris and Feger, Tobias and Leon-Saval, Sergio G. and Gris-Sánchez, Itandehui and Yerolatsitis, Stephanos and Lozi, Julien and Birks, Tim A. and Vievard, Sebastian and Jovanovic, Nemanja and Rains, Adam D. and Ireland, Michael J. and Harris, Robert J. and Tiong, Blaise C. Kuo and Guyon, Olivier and Norris, Barnaby and Haffert, Sebastiaan Y. and Blaicher, Matthias and Xu, Yilin and Straub, Moritz and Pott, Jorg-Uwe and Sawodny, Oliver and Neureuther, Philip L. and Coutts, David W. and Schwab, Christian and Koos, Christian and Quirrenbach, Andreas (2021) An innovative integral field unit upgrade with 3D-printed micro-lenses for the RHEA at Subaru. . (Unpublished)

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In the new era of Extremely Large Telescopes (ELTs) currently under construction, challenging requirements drive spectrograph designs towards techniques that efficiently use a facility's light collection power. Operating in the single-mode (SM) regime, close to the diffraction limit, reduces the footprint of the instrument compared to a conventional high-resolving power spectrograph. The custom built injection fiber system with 3D-printed micro-lenses on top of it for the replicable high-resolution exoplanet and asteroseismology spectrograph at Subaru in combination with extreme adaptive optics of SCExAO, proved its high efficiency in a lab environment, manifesting up to ~77% of the theoretical predicted performance.

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Anagnos, Theodoros0000-0002-1280-5178
Lozi, Julien0000-0002-3047-1845
Jovanovic, Nemanja0000-0001-5213-6207
Rains, Adam D.0000-0003-3486-853X
Ireland, Michael J.0000-0002-6194-043X
Harris, Robert J.0000-0002-8518-4640
Guyon, Olivier0000-0002-1097-9908
Norris, Barnaby0000-0002-8352-7515
Pott, Jorg-Uwe0000-0003-4291-2078
Schwab, Christian0000-0002-4046-987X
Additional Information:Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). T.A. is a fellow of the International Max Planck Research School for Astronomy and Cosmic Physics at the University of Heidelberg (IMPRS-HD) and is supported by the Cotutelle International Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship. P.M., M.B., Y.X. and C.K. are supported by Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), joint project PRIMA (13N14630), the Helmholtz International Research School for Teratronics (HIRST), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) under Germany's Excellence Strategy via the Excellence Cluster 3D Matter Made to Order (EXC2082/1-390761711). R. J. H. and P.H. are supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) through project 326946494, 'Novel Astronomical Instrumentation through photonic Reformatting'. T.B. & S.Y. are supported from the European Union's Horizon 2020 grant 730890, and from the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council grant ST/N000544/1. S.Y.H. is supported by the NASA Hubble Fellowship grant #HST-HF2-51436.001-A awarded by the Space Telescope Science Institute, which is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Incorporated, under NASA contract NAS5-26555. The development of SCExAO was supported by the JSPS (Grant-in-Aid for Research #23340051, #26220704 #23103002), the Astrobiology Center (ABC) of the National Institutes of Natural Sciences, Japan, the Mt Cuba Foundation and the directors contingency fund at Subaru Telescope, and the OptoFab node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility. The authors wish to recognize and acknowledge the very significant cultural role and reverence that the summit of Maunakea has always had within the indigenous Hawaiian community. We are most fortunate to have the opportunity to conduct observations from this mountain. This research made use of Astropy, a community-developed core Python package for Astronomy, Numpy and Matplotlib. Furthermore, this publication makes use of data generated at the Königstuhl Observatory Opto-mechatronics Laboratory (KOOL) which is run at the Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy (MPIA, PI Jörg-Uwe Pott, in Heidelberg, Germany. KOOL is a joint project of the MPIA, the Landessternwarte Königstuhl (LSW, Univ. Heidelberg, Co-I Philipp Hottinger), and the Institute for System Dynamics (ISYS, Univ. Stuttgart, Co-I Prof. Oliver Sawodny). KOOL is partly supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) via individual project grants.
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International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Astronomy and Cosmic PhysicsUNSPECIFIED
Macquarie UniversityUNSPECIFIED
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)13N14630
Helmholtz International Research School for TeratronicsUNSPECIFIED
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)EXC2082/1-390761711
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)326946494
European Research Council (ERC)730890
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)ST/N000544/1
NASA Hubble FellowshipHST-HF2-51436.001-A
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)23340051
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)26220704
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)23103002
National Institute of Natural Sciences (NINS)UNSPECIFIED
Mt. Cuba Astronomical FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Subaru TelescopeUNSPECIFIED
Australian National Fabrication FacilityUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:astrophotonics, spectroscopy, micro-lenslets, SCExAO, radial velocity, optical fibers, fiber injection, diffraction-limited spectrograph, integral field unit
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