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Fringe pattern of an infrared rotating, rotationally shearing interferometer generated by a star-planet source
Author(s): Marija Strojnik
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Paper Abstract

An infrared, rotating, rotationally-shearing interferometer is proposed for the detection of a planet around a nearby star. The fringe visibility pattern is shown to depend only on the planet parameters. The expression for the interferometric pattern generated by a star and its faint companion detected by a rotationally-shearing interferometer shows that the planet may be detected only if the aperture rotates. Additionally, we show that the shearing interferometer does not suppress the star light--the interferometric pattern is proportional to the star intensity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2553, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing III, (29 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.221398
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Marija Strojnik, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Optica (Mexico)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2553:
Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing III
Marija Strojnik; Bjorn F. Andresen, Editor(s)

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