Broadband near-infrared astronomical spectrometer calibration and on-sky validation with an electro-optic laser frequency comb

dc.contributor.authorObrzud, Ewelina
dc.contributor.authorRainer, Monica
dc.contributor.authorHarutyunyan, Avet
dc.contributor.authorChazelas, Bruno
dc.contributor.authorCecconi, Massimo
dc.contributor.authorGhedina, Adriano
dc.contributor.authorMolinari, Emilio
dc.contributor.authorKundermann, Stefan
dc.contributor.authorLecomte, Steve
dc.contributor.authorPepe, Francesco
dc.contributor.authorWildi, François
dc.contributor.authorBouchy, François
dc.contributor.authorHerr, Tobias
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-14T17:08:11Z
dc.date.available2022-02-14T17:08:11Z
dc.date.issued2018-12-24
dc.description.abstractThe quest for extrasolar planets and their characterization as well as studies of fundamental physics on cosmological scales rely on capabilities of high-resolution astronomical spectroscopy. A central requirement is a precise wavelength calibration of astronomical spectrographs allowing for extraction of subtle wavelength shifts from the spectra of stars and quasars. Here, we present an all-fiber, 400 nm wide near-infrared frequency comb based on electro-optic modulation with 14.5 GHz comb line spacing. Tests on the high-resolution, near-infrared spectrometer GIANO-B show a photon-noise limited calibration precision of < 10 cms as required for Earth-like planet detection. Moreover, the presented comb provides detailed insight into particularities of the spectrograph such as detector inhomogeneities and differential spectrograph drifts. The system is validated in on-sky observations of a radial velocity standard star (HD221354) and telluric atmospheric absorption features. The advantages of the system include simplicity, robustness and turn-key operation, features that are valuable at the observation sites.
dc.identifier.citationOptics Express, vol. 26 (26), pp. 34830-34841
dc.identifier.doi10.1364/OE.26.034830
dc.identifier.issn1094-4087
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12839/923
dc.identifier.urlhttps://www.osapublishing.org/oe/abstract.cfm?uri=oe-26-26-34830
dc.titleBroadband near-infrared astronomical spectrometer calibration and on-sky validation with an electro-optic laser frequency comb
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.type.csemdivisionsBU-I
dc.type.csemresearchareasScientific Instrumentation
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