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Overview of the spectrometer optical fiber feed for the habitable-zone planet finder

Kanodia, Shubham and Mahadevan, Suvrath and Ramsey, Lawrence W. and Stefansson, Gudmundur K. and Monson, Andrew J. and Hearty, Frederick R. and Blakeslee, Scott and Lubar, Emily and Bender, Chad F. and Ninan, J. P. and Sterner, David and Roy, Arpita and Halverson, Samuel P. and Robertson, Paul M. (2018) Overview of the spectrometer optical fiber feed for the habitable-zone planet finder. In: Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII. Proceedings of SPIE. No.10702. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 107026Q. ISBN 9781510619579.

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The Habitable-zone Planet Finder (HPF) is a highly stabilized fiber fed precision radial velocity (RV) spec- trograph working in the Near Infrared (NIR): 810 – 1280 nm. In this paper we present an overview of the preparation of the optical fibers for HPF. The entire fiber train from the telescope focus down to the cryostat is detailed. We also discuss the fiber polishing, splicing and its integration into the instrument using a fused silica puck. HPF was designed to be able to operate in two modes, High Resolution (HR- the only mode mode currently commissioned) and High Efficiency (HE). We discuss these fiber heads and the procedure we adopted to attach the slit on to the HR fibers.

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Stefansson, Gudmundur K.0000-0001-7409-5688
Monson, Andrew J.0000-0002-0048-2586
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Ninan, J. P.0000-0001-8720-5612
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Halverson, Samuel P.0000-0003-1312-9391
Additional Information:© 2018 Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). This work was partially supported by the funding from The Center for Exoplanet and Habitable Worlds. The Center for Exoplanet and Habitable Worlds is supported by The Pennsylvania State University, The Eberly College of Science, and The Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium. We acknowledge support from NSF grants, AST1006676, AST1126413, AST1310885, and the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NNA09DA76A) in our pursuit of precision radial velocities in NIR. SK acknowledges support from the Braddock fellowship. GKS acknowledges support from the Leifur Eiriksson foundation.
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Pennsylvania State UniversityUNSPECIFIED
Eberly College of ScienceUNSPECIFIED
Pennsylvania Space Grant ConsortiumUNSPECIFIED
Leifur Eiriksson FoundationUNSPECIFIED
NASA Earth and Space Science FellowshipUNSPECIFIED
Robert A. Millikan FellowshipUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:Radial Velocity, Optical Fiber, Splicing, Scrambling, Ball Scrambler, Precision RV
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:10702
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Official Citation:Shubham Kanodia, Suvrath Mahadevan, Larry W. Ramsey, Gudmundur K. Stefansson, Andrew J. Monson, Frederick R. Hearty, Scott Blakeslee, Emily Lubar, Chad F. Bender, J. P. Ninan, David Sterner, Arpita Roy, Samuel P. Halverson, Paul M. Robertson, "Overview of the spectrometer optical fiber feed for the habitable-zone planet finder," Proc. SPIE 10702, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, 107026Q (1 August 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2313491
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:09 Jan 2019 18:29
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