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13 February 2009 Applications of DMDs for astrophysical research
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A long-standing problem of astrophysical research is how to simultaneously obtain spectra of thousands of sources randomly positioned in the field of view of a telescope. Digital Micromirror Devices, used as optical switches, provide a most powerful solution allowing to design a new generation of instruments with unprecedented capabilities. We illustrate the key factors (opto-mechanical, cryo-thermal, cosmic radiation environment,...) that constrain the design of DMD-based multi-object spectrographs, with particular emphasis on the IR spectroscopic channel onboard the EUCLID mission, currently considered by the European Space Agency for a 2017 launch date.
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M. Robberto, A. Cimatti, A. Jacobsen, F. Zamkotsian, and F. M. Zerbi "Applications of DMDs for astrophysical research", Proc. SPIE 7210, Emerging Digital Micromirror Device Based Systems and Applications, 72100A (13 February 2009);


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