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Long-term stability of fibre-optic transmission for multi-object spectroscopy

Sharp, Robert; Brough, Sarah; Cannon, R. D.


We present an analysis of the long-term stability of fibre-optic transmission properties for fibre optics in astronomy. Data from 6 years of operation of the AAOmega multi-object spectrograph at the Anglo-Australian Telescope are presented. We find no evidence for significant degradation in the bulk transmission properties of the 38-m optical fibre train. Significant losses (<20 per cent relative, 4 per cent absolute) are identified and associated with the end termination of the optical fibres...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sts044
Access Rights: Open Access


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