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AMBER: optical design and expected performance
Author(s): Sylvie Robbe-Dubois; Pierre Antonelli; Udo Beckmann; Yves Bresson; Sandro Gennari; Stephane Lagarde; Franco Lisi; Fabien Malbet; Gregoire Martinot-Lagarde; Yves Rabbia; Sylvestre Rebattu; Francois Reynaud; Karine Perraut-Rousselet; Romain Gueorguiev Petrov
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Paper Abstract

AMBER, Astronomical Multi BEam combineR, is the near- infrared instrument dedicated to the VLTI. It is presently designed to work with three of either the 8 m or the 1.8 m telescopes from 1 to 2.5 micrometers . Given the expected scientific performance and requirements for AMBER, we derived the functional analysis leading to the present optical configuration using optical fibers to spatially filter the wavefront perturbations, and dispersed fringes. The expected performance is presented in terms of optical quality and sensitivity to misalignments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 July 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4006, Interferometry in Optical Astronomy, (5 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390212
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Sylvie Robbe-Dubois, Univ. de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France)
Pierre Antonelli, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur (France)
Udo Beckmann, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie (Germany)
Yves Bresson, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur (France)
Sandro Gennari, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Stephane Lagarde, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur (France)
Franco Lisi, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Fabien Malbet, Observatoire de Grenoble (France)
Gregoire Martinot-Lagarde, Institut National des Sciences de l'Univers (France)
Yves Rabbia, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur (France)
Sylvestre Rebattu, Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur (France)
Francois Reynaud, Institut de Recherche en Communications Optiques et Microondes (France)
Karine Perraut-Rousselet, Observatoire de Grenoble (France)
Romain Gueorguiev Petrov, Univ. de Nice Sophia-Antipolis (France)


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

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