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    (Florence Laurent, Edgard Renault, Roland Bacon, Bernard Delabre, Jean-Pierre Dubois, François Hénault, Johan Kosmalski)

    Florence Laurent, Edgard Renault, Roland Bacon, Bernard Delabre, Jean-Pierre Dubois, François Hénault, Johan Kosmalski, 2007, SPIE 6273-90
    Abstract
    Glass and metallic image slicer breadboards have been designed, manufactured and tested for MUSE (Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer) instrument, a (…)


    Calibration concepts for the MUSE integral field
    (Andreas Kelz , Svend M. Bauer, Martin M. Roth)

    Andreas Kelz , Svend M. Bauer, Martin M. Roth
    New Astronomy Reviews 50 (2006) 385–388
    Abstract
    The phase-A design study of the Calibration Unit (CU) for the Multi-Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) is presented. MUSE is an integral-field spectrograph for the 2nd generation of VLT instruments and (…)


    CRAL activities on advanced image slicers: Optical design, manufacturing, assembly, integration and testing
    (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)

    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 (…)


    Optical design, manufacturing, and tests of the MUSE image slicer
    (Laurent, Florence; Renault, Edgard; Bacon, Roland; Dubois, Jean-Pierre; Hénault, François; Robert, Daniel - SPIE - Volume 5965 - 19 oct. 2005)

    Summary : MUSE (Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer) is a second generation integral field spectrograph proposed to the European Southern Observatory (ESO) for the VLT. MUSE combines a 1’ x 1’ Field of View (FoV) with a spectral resolution going to 3000 and a spatial resolution of 0.2" provided (…)


    MUSE opto-mechanical design and performance
    (François Hénault et al - SPIE 5492 - 2004)

    François Hénault, Roland Bacon, Hans Dekker, Bernard Delabre, Slimane Djidel, Jean-Pierre Dubois, Norbert Hubin, Blandine Lantz, Wing Lau, Miska Le Louarn, Ian Lewis, Jean-Louis Lizon, James Lynn, Luca Pasquini, Roland Reiss, Martin M. Roth
    SPIE 5492 - 2004
    Abstract
    The MUSE (Multi Unit (…)


    The second generation VLT instrument MUSE : Science drivers and instrument design
    (BACON R. & al - SPIE 5492 Glasgow June 2004)

    Summary : The Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) is a second generation VLT panoramic integral-field spectrograph operating in the visible wavelength range. MUSE has a field of 1x1 arcmin² sampled at 0.2x0.2 arcsec² and is assisted by a ground layer adaptive optics system using four laser (…)


    Ground Layer AO correction for the VLT MUSE project
    (N. Hubin, M. Le Louarn, R. Conzelmann, B. Delabre, E. Fedrigo, R. Stuik)

    European Southern Observatory, Karl Schwarzschild Strasse 2, D.85748 Garching Bei München, Germany, Leiden Observatory, P.O. Box 9513, NL-2300 RA, Leiden, The Netherlands
    ABSTRACT :
    We describe the conceptual design of a multi-LGS based Ground Layer Adaptive Optics system feeding a visible (…)


    Slicing the Universe at affordable cost: The Quest for the MUSE Image Slicer
    (Hénault F. et al - SPIE 5249 - 2003)

    Abstract
    The introduction of Image Slicers in Astronomy has been growing rapidly in the recent years. These optical devices allow the simultaneous observation on the same detector matrix of two-dimensional sky maps and the spectral decomposition of light on all of their angular samples, (…)


    MUSE, a second-generation integral-field spectrograph for the VLT
    (Hénault F. et al - SPIE 2003)

    Abstract
    We describe MUSE (Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer), a second-generation integral-field spectrograph for the VLT, operating in the visible and near IR wavelength range. It combines a 1’ x 1’ Field of View with the improved spatial resolution (0.2”) provided by adaptive optics and covers (…)


    A Mega Integral Field Spectrograph for the VLT
    (Bacon R. et al - Proceedings of the ESO Workshop Held in Garching, Germany, 11-15 Juni 2001, ESO ASTROPHYSICS SYMPOSIA. ISBN 3-540-43755-X)

    Abstract
    We describe MIFS, a second generation integral-field spectrograph for the VLT, operating in the visible wavelength range. It combines a 1′ × 1′ field of view with the improved spatial resolution provided by multi-conjugate adaptive optics and covers a large simultaneous spectral range (…)