Development of a large mosaic volume phase holographic (VPH) grating for APOGEE

James Arns, John C. Wilson, Mike Skrutskie, Steve Smee, Robert Barkhouser, Daniel Eisenstein, Jim Gunn, Frederick R. Hearty, Al Harding, Paul Maseman, Jon Holtzman, Ricardo Schiavon, Bruce Gillespie, Steven Majewski

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Abstract

Volume phase holographic (VPH) gratings are increasingly being used as diffractive elements in astronomical instruments due to their potential for very high peak diffraction efficiencies and the possibility of a compact instrument design when the gratings are used in transmission. Historically, VPH grating (VPHG) sizes have been limited by the size of manufacturer's holographic recording optics. We report on the design, specification and fabrication of a large, 290 mm × 475 mm elliptically-shaped, mosaic VPHG for the Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment (APOGEE) spectrograph. This high-resolution near-infrared multi-object spectrograph is in construction for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey III (SDSS III). The 1008.6 lines/mm VPHG was designed for optimized performance over a wavelength range from 1.5 to 1.7 μm. A step-and-repeat exposure method was chosen to fabricate a three-segment mosaic on a 305 mm × 508 mm monolithic fused-silica substrate. Specification considerations imposed on the VPHG to assure the mosaic construction will satisfy the end use requirements are discussed. Production issues and test results of the mosaic VPHG are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationModern Technologies in Space- and Ground-Based Telescopes and Instrumentation
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 23 2010
EventModern Technologies in Space- and Ground-Based Telescopes and Instrumentation - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2010Jul 2 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7739
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherModern Technologies in Space- and Ground-Based Telescopes and Instrumentation
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period6/27/107/2/10

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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Arns, J., Wilson, J. C., Skrutskie, M., Smee, S., Barkhouser, R., Eisenstein, D., ... Majewski, S. (2010). Development of a large mosaic volume phase holographic (VPH) grating for APOGEE. In Modern Technologies in Space- and Ground-Based Telescopes and Instrumentation [773913] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 7739). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857623
Arns, James ; Wilson, John C. ; Skrutskie, Mike ; Smee, Steve ; Barkhouser, Robert ; Eisenstein, Daniel ; Gunn, Jim ; Hearty, Frederick R. ; Harding, Al ; Maseman, Paul ; Holtzman, Jon ; Schiavon, Ricardo ; Gillespie, Bruce ; Majewski, Steven. / Development of a large mosaic volume phase holographic (VPH) grating for APOGEE. Modern Technologies in Space- and Ground-Based Telescopes and Instrumentation. 2010. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering).
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Modern Technologies in Space- and Ground-Based Telescopes and Instrumentation. 2010. 773913 (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 7739).

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Arns J, Wilson JC, Skrutskie M, Smee S, Barkhouser R, Eisenstein D et al. Development of a large mosaic volume phase holographic (VPH) grating for APOGEE. In Modern Technologies in Space- and Ground-Based Telescopes and Instrumentation. 2010. 773913. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857623