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A laboratory interferometer simulator for integrated optics combiners qualification
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Paper Abstract

We present a laboratotry interferometer simulator specifically designed to characterize prototype integrated optics combiners. In the current configuration it allows to simulate a complex object made of luminous points and observe it with a reconfigurable array made of three telescopes. We used a three-way integrated optics similar to the one used at IOTA to combine the beams. We describe it in detail and present first validation measurements and the first measurements of a binary star. This work paves the way for an up-to eight telescope simulator capable of simulating the VLTI and the VITRUV focal instrument.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5491, New Frontiers in Stellar Interferometry, (20 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551308
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Laurent Jocou, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)
Myriam Benisty, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)
Jean-Philippe Berger, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)
Etienne P. LeCoarer, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)
Pierre Haguenauer, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Pierre Y. Kern, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)
Karine Rousselet-Perraut, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)
Fabien Malbet, Lab. d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble (France)


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

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