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Learnings from the use of fiber optics in GRAVITY
Author(s): Magdalena Lippa; Stefan Gillessen; Nicolas Blind; Yitping Kok; Karine Perraut; Laurent Jocou; Frank Eisenhauer; Oliver Pfuhl; Marcus Haug; Stefan Kellner; Frank Haußmann; Markus Plattner; Christian Rau; Oliver Hans; Ekkehard Wieprecht; Thomas Ott; Erich Wiezorrek; Eckhard Sturm; Alexander Buron; Sylvestre Lacour; Reinhard Genzel; Guy Perrin; Wolfgang Brandner; Christian Straubmeier; Antonio Amorim
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Paper Abstract

The use of optical fibers in astronomical instrumentation has been becoming more and more common. High transmission, polarization control, compact and easy routing are just a few of the advantages in this respect. But fibers also bring new challenges for the development of systems. During the assembly of the VLTI beam combiner GRAVITY different side effects of the fiber implementation had to be taken into account. In this work we summarize the corresponding phenomena ranging from the external factors influencing the fiber performance, like mechanical and temperature effects, to inelastic scattering within the fiber material.

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Date Published: 9 July 2018
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 10701, Optical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging VI, 107011Y (9 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2312477
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Magdalena Lippa, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Stefan Gillessen, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Nicolas Blind, Univ. de Genève (Switzerland)
Yitping Kok, The Univ. of Western Australia (Australia)
Karine Perraut, Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble (France)
Laurent Jocou, Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble (France)
Frank Eisenhauer, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Oliver Pfuhl, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Marcus Haug, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Stefan Kellner, Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (Germany)
Frank Haußmann, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Markus Plattner, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Christian Rau, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Oliver Hans, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Ekkehard Wieprecht, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Thomas Ott, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Erich Wiezorrek, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Eckhard Sturm, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Alexander Buron, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Sylvestre Lacour, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Reinhard Genzel, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Guy Perrin, Observatoire de Paris, LESIA (France)
Wolfgang Brandner, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Christian Straubmeier, Univ. zu Köln (Germany)
Antonio Amorim, Univ. de Lisboa (Portugal)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10701:
Optical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging VI
Michelle J. Creech-Eakman; Peter G. Tuthill; Antoine Mérand, Editor(s)

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