Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >
Proceedings Article

New developments in integral field spectroscopy

[+] Author Affiliations
Jeremy R. Allington-Smith, Robert Content

Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)

Roger Haynes

Univ. of Durham (Australia)

Proc. SPIE 3355, Optical Astronomical Instrumentation, 196 (July 9, 1998); doi:10.1117/12.316743
Text Size: A A A
From Conference Volume 3355

  • Optical Astronomical Instrumentation
  • Sandro D'Odorico
  • Kona, HI | March 20, 1998


The field of integral field spectroscopy is approaching maturity with a large range of devices built or under construction. The integral field unit (IFU) of the GEMINI Multiobject Spectrographs (GMOS) is currently being developed by the Durham Astronomical Instrumentation Group (AIG). This gives 0.2 arcsec sampling over a field exceeding 60 square arcseconds. A prototype has been built for the near-infrared which is now in operation at UKIRT and another instrument using fiber-lenslet technology is under construction for use with Adaptive Optics systems at the Herschel telescope in La Palma. The next generation of integral field spectrographs will address yet more ambitious targets which arise from opportunities presented by the new ground-based and space- borne telescopes. Foremost among these is the desire to (1) obtain finer spatial resolution so as to exploit the excellent images available from AO and space telescopes; (2) exploit the thermal infrared, in order to understand the evolution of galaxies at very high redshift; and (3) to provide a multiplexed integral field capability. Realization of these requirements will, most likely, involve a combination of fiber-lenslet and image-slicer technology.

© (1998) COPYRIGHT SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering. Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.

Jeremy R. Allington-Smith ; Robert Content and Roger Haynes
"New developments in integral field spectroscopy", Proc. SPIE 3355, Optical Astronomical Instrumentation, 196 (July 9, 1998); doi:10.1117/12.316743; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.316743

Access This Article
Sign In to Access Full Content
Please Wait... Processing your request... Please Wait.
Sign in or Create a personal account to Buy this article ($15 for members, $18 for non-members).



Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Related Book Chapters

Topic Collections


Buy this article ($18 for members, $25 for non-members).
Sign In