Large format imaging spectrograph for the Large Submillimeter Telescope (LST)

Kotaro Kohno, Ryohei Kawabe, Yoichi Tamura, Akira Endo, Jochem J. A. Baselmans, Kenichi Karatsu, Akio K. Inoue, Kana Moriwaki, Natsuki H. Hayatsu, More Authors

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Abstract

We present a conceptual study of a large format imaging spectrograph for next-generation large (50-m class) single-dish telescopes, i.e., the Large Submillimeter Telescope (LST) and Atacama Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope (AtLAST). Recent discoveries of high-redshift star-forming galaxies at z=8-9 and candidate quiescent galaxies at z~6 indicate the onset of earliest star formation just a few 100 million years after the Big Bang (i.e., z = 12 - 15), and LST/AtLAST will provide a unique pathway to uncover spectroscopically-identified ``first forming galaxies’’ in the pre-reionization era, once it will be equipped with a large format imaging spectrograph. We describe the preliminary of 3-band, medium resolution (R=2000) imaging spectrograph with ~1.5 M detectors in total based on the KATANA concept (Karatsu et al.~2019), which exploits technologies of the integrated superconducting spectrometer (ISS) and a large-format imaging array like A-MKID.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMillimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy X
EditorsJonas Zmuidzinas, Jian-Rong Gao
PublisherSPIE
Pages128 - 138
Volume11453
ISBN (Electronic)9781510636934
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventMillimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy X - Virtual/online event due to COVID-19
Duration: 14 Dec 202018 Dec 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume11453
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceMillimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy X
Abbreviated titleSpie 11453
Period14/12/2018/12/20

Keywords

  • DESHIMA/MOSAIC/KATANA
  • Galaxy formation and evolution
  • The Atacama Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope (AtLAST)
  • The Large Submillimeter Telescope (LST)
  • [C ii] )
  • fine structure lines ([O iii]
  • imaging spectrograph
  • integrated superconducting spectrometer (ISS)
  • kinetic inductance detectors (KIDs)

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