A Keck Adaptive Optics Survey of a Representative Sample of Gravitationally Lensed Star-forming Galaxies: High Spatial Resolution Studies of Kinematics and Metallicity Gradients

@article{Leethochawalit2015AKA,
  title={A Keck Adaptive Optics Survey of a Representative Sample of Gravitationally Lensed Star-forming Galaxies: High Spatial Resolution Studies of Kinematics and Metallicity Gradients},
  author={Nicha Leethochawalit and Tucker Jones and Richard S. Ellis and D. P. Stark and Johan Richard and Adi Zitrin and Matthew W. Auger},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={820},
  pages={84}
}
We discuss spatially resolved emission line spectroscopy secured for a total sample of 15 gravitationally lensed star-forming galaxies at a mean redshift of z≃2 based on Keck laser-assisted adaptive optics observations undertaken with the recently improved OSIRIS integral field unit (IFU) spectrograph. By exploiting gravitationally lensed sources drawn primarily from the CASSOWARY survey, we sample these sub-L^* galaxies with source-plane resolutions of a few hundred parsecs ensuring well… 
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