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Test results of high-precision large cryogenic lens holders
Author(s): C. Gal; A. Reutlinger; A. Boesz; T. Leberle; A. Mottaghibonab; P. Eckert; M. Dubowy; H. Gebler; F. Grupp; N. Geis; A. Bode; R. Katterloher; R. Bender
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Paper Abstract

For the Euclid mission a Pre-Development phase is implemented to prove feasibility of individual components of the system [1]. The Near Infrared Spectrometer and Photometer (NISP) of EUCLID requires high precision large lens holders (Ø170 mm) at cryogenic temperatures (150K). The four lenses of the optical system are made of different materials: fused silica, CaF2, and LF5G15 that are mounted in a separate lens barrel design. Each lens has its separate mechanical interface to the lens barrel, the so called adaption ring. The performance of the lens holder design is verified by adapted test equipment and test facility including an optical metrology system. The characterization of the lens deformation and displacement (decenter, tilt) due to mechanical loads of the holder itself as well as thermally induced loads are driven by the required submicron precision range and the operational thermal condition. The surface deformation of the lens and its holder is verified by interferometric measurements, while tilt and position accuracy are measured by in-situ fibre based distance sensors. The selected distance measurement sensors have the capability to measure in a few mm range with submicron resolution in ultra high vacuum, in vibration environments and at liquid nitrogen temperatures and below. The calibration of the measurement system is of crucial importance: impacts such as temperature fluctuation, surface roughness, surface reflectivity, straylight effects, etc. on the measured distance are carefully calibrated. Inbuilt thermal expansion effects of the fibre sensors are characterized and proven with lens dummy with quasi zero CTE. The paper presents the test results and measured performance of the high precision large cryogenic lens holders attained by the metrology system. These results are presented on behalf of the EUCLID consortium.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2012
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 8450, Modern Technologies in Space- and Ground-based Telescopes and Instrumentation II, 84500P (13 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926860
Show Author Affiliations
C. Gal, Kayser-Threde GmbH (Germany)
A. Reutlinger, Kayser-Threde GmbH (Germany)
A. Boesz, Kayser-Threde GmbH (Germany)
T. Leberle, Kayser-Threde GmbH (Germany)
A. Mottaghibonab, Kayser-Threde GmbH (Germany)
P. Eckert, Kayser-Threde GmbH (Germany)
M. Dubowy, Kayser-Threde GmbH (Germany)
H. Gebler, Kayser-Threde GmbH (Germany)
F. Grupp, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Phyisk (Germany)
Univ.-Sternwarte München (Germany)
N. Geis, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Phyisk (Germany)
A. Bode, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Phyisk (Germany)
R. Katterloher, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
R. Bender, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Univ. Sternwarte München (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8450:
Modern Technologies in Space- and Ground-based Telescopes and Instrumentation II
Ramón Navarro; Colin R. Cunningham; Eric Prieto, Editor(s)

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