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    Abstract

    Laurent, Florence; Hénault, François; Ferruit, Pierre; Prieto, Eric; Robert, Daniel; Renault, Edgard; Dubois, Jean-Pierre; Bacon, Roland

    New Astronomy Reviews, Volume 50, Issue 4-5, p. 346-350

    A research and development activity on image slicer systems for integral field spectroscopy has grown in the last years. It allows the simultaneous observation on the same detector matrix of two-dimensional sky maps and a spectral decomposition of light reducing the observation times. Today, image slicers lead to possible applications on future instrumentation for ground-based and space telescopes, covering a spectral domain ranging from blue to mid-IR wavelengths. Since 2001, the Centre de Recherche Astronomique de Lyon has designed, manufactured, integrated and tested three different prototypes using advanced image slicers.

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