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Preliminary laboratory experiment on an all-guided stellar interferometer using highly birefringent silica fiber
Author(s): Guillaume Huss; Lotfy Simohamed; Francois Reynaud
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Paper Abstract

We report an experiment demonstrating the potential of optical fibers in the design of stellar interferometers for space missions. For the first time to our knowledge, only guided optics components are used to achieve the different basic functions of a stellar interferometer: optical field propagation from the telescope to the mixing station; delay line to synchronize the field to be mixed; and optical fiber couplers to split and recombine the beams.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 July 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4006, Interferometry in Optical Astronomy, (5 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390186
Show Author Affiliations
Guillaume Huss, Instiut de Recherche en Communications Optiques et Microonders (France)
Lotfy Simohamed, Ecole Nationale Polytechnique (France)
Francois Reynaud, Instiut de Recherche en Communications Optiques et Microonders (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4006:
Interferometry in Optical Astronomy
Pierre J. Lena; Andreas Quirrenbach, Editor(s)

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