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10 July 2018 Design of an integral field unit for SWIMS and its milling process fabrication with an ultra-high precision machine tool
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SWIMS-IFU is an image-slicer integral field unit designed for Simultaneous-color Wide-field Infrared Multi-object Spectrograph (SWIMS) of the University of Tokyo Atacama observatory 6.5m telescope. Its field-of-view, slice width and slice number are 17.2 ′′ × 12.8 ′′, 0.4 ′′ and 26, respectively. Due to the space limitation inside SWIMS, the IFU should fit in the dimension of 60mm×170mm×220mm. After finishing development of optical design, we have conducted tolerance analysis. The results show that the probability of vignetting of less than 5% is ∼90%, although at a slice of one side it drops to 50%. We plan to fabricate the mirror arrays monolithically by a ball-end milling with an ultra-high precision machine tool, and have conducted a demonstration process to prove its feasibility. Our requirement for shape error is less than 100 nm P-V and that for surface roughness is less than 10 nm r.m.s. Results of the latest demonstration satisfies the requirement. We will fabricate the mirror arrays and the support structures in 2018, and the IFU will be installed into SWIMS in 2019.
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Yukihiro Kono, Yutaka Yamagata, Shin-ya Morita, Kentaro Motohara, Shinobu Ozaki, Toshihiro Tsuzuki, Hidenori Takahashi, Yutaro Kitagawa, Masahiro Konishi, Natsuko M. Kato, Yasunori Terao, Hirofumi Ohashi, and Kosuke Kushibiki "Design of an integral field unit for SWIMS and its milling process fabrication with an ultra-high precision machine tool", Proc. SPIE 10706, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation III, 107063F (10 July 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2312351
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