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The potential of conductive waveguides for nulling interferometry
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Paper Abstract

We report on a novel approach for implementing a dual Bracewell nulling interferometric beam combiner using miniature conductive waveguides contained in a single monolithic structure. We present modeling results for these devices at mid-infrared wavelengths. Potential applications for these devices in the Terrestrial Planet Finder mission are discussed.

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Date Published: 20 October 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5491, New Frontiers in Stellar Interferometry, (20 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.549954
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Udo J. Wehmeier, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Mark R. Swain, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Christian Y. Drouet d'Aubigny, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Dathon R. Golish, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Christopher K. Walker, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5491:
New Frontiers in Stellar Interferometry
Wesley A. Traub, Editor(s)

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