Development of the single fibres and IFUs of WEAVE

Isabelle Guinouard*, Piercarlo Bonifacio, Scott C. Trager, Marc A. W. Verheijen, Ian Lewis, Gavin Dalton

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WEAVE is a new wide-field spectroscopy facility proposed for the prime focus of the 4.2m William Herschel telescope. The facility comprises a new 2 degree field of view prime focus corrector with a 1000-multiplex fibre positioner, a small number of individually deployable IFUs, and a large single IFU. The IFUs and the MOS fibres can be used to feed a dual-beam spectrograph that will provide full coverage of the majority of the visible spectrum in a single exposure at a resolution ~5000 or two 50nm-wide regions at a resolution of ~20000. This paper sums up the design of these two modes and describes the specific developments required to optimise the performances of the fibre system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModern Technologies in Space- and Ground-based Telescopes and Instrumentation II
PublisherSPIE.Digital Library
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Sep-2012

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NameProceedings SPIE

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