New optics for SEPIA- Heterodyne facility instrument for the APEX telescope
Paper i proceeding, 2019

The design of SEPIA (Swedish ESO PI Instrument for APEX) was driven by the idea of using ALMA receiver cartridges on the APEX telescope. SEPIA was installed at the guest position of the Naismith cabin A, APEX telescope in early 2015. The SEPIA cryostat and optics was designed to accommodate up to 3 ALMA cartridges. In 2017, the APEX facility instrument SHeFI was decommissioned and SEPIA was accepted as its successor. Moving SEPIA from its PI into Facility Instrument position brought additional constrains due to the severe limitations of the available space. That had led to the necessity of complete redesigning of the SEPIA tertiary optics. During February-March 2019, the new tertiary optics was installed in the APEX Cabin A and SEPIA was placed at its final Facility Instrument position. Here, we present the details of the optical design, layout of the optical component placement, the beam alignment technique, the results of the alignment and SEPIA technical commissioning results at the APEX telescope.

ALMA

Receivers

Mixers

Radio astronomy

Gaussian optics

APEX

Radio-wave propagation

SEPIA Instrument

Författare

Igor Lapkin

Russian Academy of Sciences

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Avancerad mottagarutveckling

Sven-Erik Ferm

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Onsala rymdobservatorium

Mathias Fredrixon

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Onsala rymdobservatorium, GARD teknik

Denis Meledin

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Onsala rymdobservatorium, GARD teknik

Magnus Strandberg

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Onsala rymdobservatorium, GARD teknik

Vincent Desmaris

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Onsala rymdobservatorium, GARD teknik

Andrey Ermakov

National Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET)

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Kvantkomponentfysik

Alexey Pavolotskiy

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Onsala rymdobservatorium, GARD teknik

Erik Sundin

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Onsala rymdobservatorium, GARD teknik

Victor Belitsky

Chalmers, Rymd-, geo- och miljövetenskap, Onsala rymdobservatorium, GARD teknik

ISSTT 2019 - 30th International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology, Proceedings Book

150-154

2019 30th International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology, ISSTT 2019
Gothenburg, Sweden,

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