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Modeling and budgeting fiber injection efficiency for the Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer (MSE)

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The Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer (MSE) will each year obtain millions of spectra in the optical to near infrared, at low (R ≃3, 000) to high (R ≃ 40, 000) spectral resolution by observing <4,000 spectra per pointing via a highly multiplexed fiber-fed system. Key science programs for MSE include black hole reverberation mapping, stellar population analysis of faint galaxies at high redshift, and sub-km/s velocity accuracy for stellar astrophysics. One key metric of the success of MSE will be its survey speed, i.e. how many spectra of good signal-to-noise ratio will MSE be able to obtain every night and every year. The survey speed is directly linked to the allocation efficiency - how many fibers in the focal surface can be allocated to targets - and to the injection efficiency what fraction of light from a target can enter the fiber at the focal surface. In this paper we focus on the injection efficiency and how to optimize it to increase the signal-to-noise ratio of targets observed in sky dominated conditions. The injection efficiency depends on the size of the fiber and requires highly precise, repeatable and stable positioning of the fiber in the focal surface. We present the allocation budget used for Conceptual Design Review and the modeling that allows to estimate the injection efficiency, which is just one part necessary to meet the science requirements on sensitivities.

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obspm-04009846 , version 1 (01-03-2023)

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Nicolas Flagey, Kei Szeto, Shan Mignot, Alexis Hill, Alan Mcconnachie, et al.. Modeling and budgeting fiber injection efficiency for the Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer (MSE). Proceedings of the SPIE, 2018, à renseigner, Unknown Region. ⟨10.1117/12.2313048⟩. ⟨obspm-04009846⟩
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