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Nulling interferometry for exoplanet detection using polarization properties
Author(s): Julien Spronck; Silvania F. Pereira; Joseph J. M. Braat
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Paper Abstract

We present a new type of nulling interferometer that makes use of polarization properties to have on-axis destructive interference. The proposed design, which only involves commercial components and no achromatic device, is also suitable for internal modulation. This type of interferometer should enable a high rejection ratio in a theoretically unlimited spectral band. We implemented that concept on a two-beam white-light interferometer and we present here the first experimental results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6268, Advances in Stellar Interferometry, 62681B (27 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.670291
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Julien Spronck, Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
Silvania F. Pereira, Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)
Joseph J. M. Braat, Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6268:
Advances in Stellar Interferometry
John D. Monnier; Markus Schöller; William C. Danchi, Editor(s)

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