CaltechAUTHORS
  A Caltech Library Service

The Infrared Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) for TMT: instrument overview

Larkin, James E. and Moore, Anna M. and Wright, Shelley A. and Wincentsen, James E. and Anderson, David and Chisholm, Eric M. and Dekany, Richard G. and Dunn, Jennifer S. and Ellerbroek, Brent L. and Hayano, Yutaka and Phillips, Andrew C. and Simard, Luc and Smith, Roger and Suzuki, Ryuji and Weber, Robert W. and Weiss, Jason L. and Zhang, Kai (2016) The Infrared Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) for TMT: instrument overview. In: Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI. Proceedings of SPIE. No.9908. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 99081W. ISBN 978-1-5106-0196-3. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20170217-112015918

[img] PDF - Published Version
See Usage Policy.

1877Kb

Use this Persistent URL to link to this item: http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20170217-112015918

Abstract

IRIS is a near-infrared (0.84 to 2.4 micron) integral field spectrograph and wide-field imager being developed for first light with the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). It mounts to the advanced adaptive optics (AO) system NFIRAOS and has integrated on-instrument wavefront sensors (OIWFS) to achieve diffraction-limited spatial resolution at wavelengths longer than 1 μm. With moderate spectral resolution (R ~ 4000 – 8,000) and large bandpass over a continuous field of view, IRIS will open new opportunities in virtually every area of astrophysical science. It will be able to resolve surface features tens of kilometers across Titan, while also mapping the most distant galaxies at the scale of an individual star forming region. This paper summarizes the entire design and capabilities, and includes the results from the nearly completed preliminary design phase.


Item Type:Book Section
Related URLs:
URLURL TypeDescription
http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2232212DOIArticle
http://proceedings.spiedigitallibrary.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=2544143PublisherArticle
Additional Information:© 2016 SPIE. The TMT Project gratefully acknowledges the support of the TMT collaborating institutions. They are the California Institute of Technology, the University of California, the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, the National Astronomical Observatories of China and their consortium partners, the Department of Science and Technology of India and their supported institutes, and the National Research Council of Canada. This work was supported as well by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund, the Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy (ACURA), the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), the U.S. National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Natural Sciences of Japan, and the Department of Atomic Energy of India.
Group:Thirty Meter Telescope
Funders:
Funding AgencyGrant Number
CaltechUNSPECIFIED
University of CaliforniaUNSPECIFIED
National Astronomical Observatory of JapanUNSPECIFIED
National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC) UNSPECIFIED
Department of Science and Technology (India)UNSPECIFIED
National Research Council of CanadaUNSPECIFIED
Gordon and Betty Moore FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Canada Foundation for InnovationUNSPECIFIED
Ontario Ministry of Research and InnovationUNSPECIFIED
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)UNSPECIFIED
British Columbia Knowledge Development FundUNSPECIFIED
Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy (ACURA)UNSPECIFIED
Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)UNSPECIFIED
NSFUNSPECIFIED
National Institutes of Natural Sciences of JapanUNSPECIFIED
Department of Atomic Energy (India)UNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:Infrared Imaging, Infrared Spectroscopy, Spectrographs, Adaptive Optics
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20170217-112015918
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20170217-112015918
Official Citation:James E. Larkin ; Anna M. Moore ; Shelley A. Wright ; James E. Wincentsen ; David Anderson ; Eric M. Chisholm ; Richard G. Dekany ; Jennifer S. Dunn ; Brent L. Ellerbroek ; Yutaka Hayano ; Andrew C. Phillips ; Luc Simard ; Roger Smith ; Ryuji Suzuki ; Robert W. Weber ; Jason L. Weiss ; Kai Zhang; The Infrared Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) for TMT: instrument overview. Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 99081W (August 9, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2232212
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:74401
Collection:CaltechAUTHORS
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:18 Feb 2017 04:10
Last Modified:18 Jun 2018 23:07

Repository Staff Only: item control page