Abstract

We demonstrate the modal filtering properties of newly developed single mode silver halide fibers for use at midinfrared wavelengths, centered at 10.5μm. The goal was to achieve a suppression of nonfundamental modes greater than a factor of 300 to enable the detection and characterization of Earthlike exoplanets with a space-based nulling interferometer. Fiber segments of 4.5cm, 10.5cm, 15cm, and 20cm lengths were tested. We find that the performance of the fiber was limited not by the modal filtering properties of the core but by the unsuppressed cladding modes present at the output of the fiber. In 10.5cm and longer sections, this effect can be alleviated by properly aperturing the output. Exclusive of coupling losses, the fiber segments of 10.520cm length can provide power suppression of undesirable components of the input field by a factor of 15000 at least. The demonstrated performance thus far surpasses our requirements, such that even very short sections of fiber provide adequate modal filtering for exoplanet characterization.

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P. R. Lawson, O. P. Lay, S. R. Martin, R. D. Peters, R. O. Gappinger, D. P. Scharf, A. J. Booth, C. A. Beichman, E. Serabyn, K. J. Johnston, and W. C. Danchi, “Terrestrial planet finder interferometer: 2007-2008 progress and plans,” Proc. SPIE 7013, 70132N (2008).
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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2007 (2)

2005 (1)

S. Shalem, A. Tsun, E. Rave, A. Milo, L. Nagli, and A. Katzir, “Silver halide single mode fibers for the middle infrared,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 091103 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2002 (3)

2000 (1)

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G. L. Clark and C. Roychoudhuri, “Interferometry through single-mode optical fibers,” Proc. SPIE 192, 196-203(1979).

1968 (1)

Absil, O.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Aggarwal, I. D.

Beichman, C.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Beichman, C. A.

P. R. Lawson, O. P. Lay, S. R. Martin, R. D. Peters, R. O. Gappinger, D. P. Scharf, A. J. Booth, C. A. Beichman, E. Serabyn, K. J. Johnston, and W. C. Danchi, “Terrestrial planet finder interferometer: 2007-2008 progress and plans,” Proc. SPIE 7013, 70132N (2008).
[CrossRef]

Benz, W.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Blanc, M.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Booth, A. J.

P. R. Lawson, O. P. Lay, S. R. Martin, R. D. Peters, R. O. Gappinger, D. P. Scharf, A. J. Booth, C. A. Beichman, E. Serabyn, K. J. Johnston, and W. C. Danchi, “Terrestrial planet finder interferometer: 2007-2008 progress and plans,” Proc. SPIE 7013, 70132N (2008).
[CrossRef]

Brack, A.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Brown, R. G.

Busse, L. E.

Byrne, D. M.

Chelli, A.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Clark, G. L.

G. L. Clark and C. Roychoudhuri, “Interferometry through single-mode optical fibers,” Proc. SPIE 192, 196-203(1979).

Cockell, C. S.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Colangeli, L.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Cottin, H.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Coude du Foresto, V.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Danchi, W.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Danchi, W. C.

P. R. Lawson, O. P. Lay, S. R. Martin, R. D. Peters, R. O. Gappinger, D. P. Scharf, A. J. Booth, C. A. Beichman, E. Serabyn, K. J. Johnston, and W. C. Danchi, “Terrestrial planet finder interferometer: 2007-2008 progress and plans,” Proc. SPIE 7013, 70132N (2008).
[CrossRef]

Defrere, D.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

den Herder, J.-W.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Derick, B. N.

Drège, E. M.

Eiroa, C.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Eyal, O.

Fridlund, M.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Gappinger, R. O.

P. R. Lawson, O. P. Lay, S. R. Martin, R. D. Peters, R. O. Gappinger, D. P. Scharf, A. J. Booth, C. A. Beichman, E. Serabyn, K. J. Johnston, and W. C. Danchi, “Terrestrial planet finder interferometer: 2007-2008 progress and plans,” Proc. SPIE 7013, 70132N (2008).
[CrossRef]

Glenn, J.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Greaves, J.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Henning, T.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Herbst, T.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Jeganathan, M.

Johnston, K.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Johnston, K. J.

P. R. Lawson, O. P. Lay, S. R. Martin, R. D. Peters, R. O. Gappinger, D. P. Scharf, A. J. Booth, C. A. Beichman, E. Serabyn, K. J. Johnston, and W. C. Danchi, “Terrestrial planet finder interferometer: 2007-2008 progress and plans,” Proc. SPIE 7013, 70132N (2008).
[CrossRef]

Jones, H.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Kaltenegger, L.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Katzir, A.

T. Lewi, S. Shalem, A. Tsun, and A. Katzir, “Silver halide single mode fibers with improved properties in the middle infrared,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 251112 (2007).
[CrossRef]

S. Shalem, A. Tsun, E. Rave, A. Milo, L. Nagli, and A. Katzir, “Silver halide single mode fibers for the middle infrared,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 091103 (2005).
[CrossRef]

S. Sade, O. Eyal, V. Scharf, and A. Katzir, “Fiber-optic infrared radiometer for accurate temperature measurements,” Appl. Opt. 41, 1908-1914 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kim, W. H.

Ksendzov, A.

Labadie, L.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Lammer, H.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Launhardt, R.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Lawson, P.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Lawson, P. R.

P. R. Lawson, O. P. Lay, S. R. Martin, R. D. Peters, R. O. Gappinger, D. P. Scharf, A. J. Booth, C. A. Beichman, E. Serabyn, K. J. Johnston, and W. C. Danchi, “Terrestrial planet finder interferometer: 2007-2008 progress and plans,” Proc. SPIE 7013, 70132N (2008).
[CrossRef]

Lay, O.

Lay, O. P.

R. D. Peters, O. P. Lay, and M. Jeganathan, “Broadband phase and intensity compensation with a deformable mirror for an interferometric nuller,” Appl. Opt. 47, 3920-3926 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. R. Lawson, O. P. Lay, S. R. Martin, R. D. Peters, R. O. Gappinger, D. P. Scharf, A. J. Booth, C. A. Beichman, E. Serabyn, K. J. Johnston, and W. C. Danchi, “Terrestrial planet finder interferometer: 2007-2008 progress and plans,” Proc. SPIE 7013, 70132N (2008).
[CrossRef]

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

LeDuigou, J.-M.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Leeb, W. R.

Leger, A.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Lewi, T.

T. Lewi, S. Shalem, A. Tsun, and A. Katzir, “Silver halide single mode fibers with improved properties in the middle infrared,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 251112 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Liseau, R.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Love, J. D.

A. W. Snyder and J. D. Love, Optical Waveguide Theory (Chapman and Hall, 1983).

Malbet, F.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Mariotti, J.-M.

Martin, S.

Martin, S. R.

P. R. Lawson, O. P. Lay, S. R. Martin, R. D. Peters, R. O. Gappinger, D. P. Scharf, A. J. Booth, C. A. Beichman, E. Serabyn, K. J. Johnston, and W. C. Danchi, “Terrestrial planet finder interferometer: 2007-2008 progress and plans,” Proc. SPIE 7013, 70132N (2008).
[CrossRef]

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Mawet, D.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Mennesson, B.

Milo, A.

S. Shalem, A. Tsun, E. Rave, A. Milo, L. Nagli, and A. Katzir, “Silver halide single mode fibers for the middle infrared,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 091103 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Mourard, D.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Moutou, C.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Mugnier, L.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Nagli, L.

S. Shalem, A. Tsun, E. Rave, A. Milo, L. Nagli, and A. Katzir, “Silver halide single mode fibers for the middle infrared,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 091103 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Nguyen, V. Q.

Ollivier, M.

Paresce, F.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Peters, R. D.

P. R. Lawson, O. P. Lay, S. R. Martin, R. D. Peters, R. O. Gappinger, D. P. Scharf, A. J. Booth, C. A. Beichman, E. Serabyn, K. J. Johnston, and W. C. Danchi, “Terrestrial planet finder interferometer: 2007-2008 progress and plans,” Proc. SPIE 7013, 70132N (2008).
[CrossRef]

R. D. Peters, O. P. Lay, and M. Jeganathan, “Broadband phase and intensity compensation with a deformable mirror for an interferometric nuller,” Appl. Opt. 47, 3920-3926 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Pureza, P. C.

Quirrenbach, A.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Rabbia, Y.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Rave, E.

S. Shalem, A. Tsun, E. Rave, A. Milo, L. Nagli, and A. Katzir, “Silver halide single mode fibers for the middle infrared,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 091103 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Raven, J. A.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Rottgering, H. J. A.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Rouan, D.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Roychoudhuri, C.

G. L. Clark and C. Roychoudhuri, “Interferometry through single-mode optical fibers,” Proc. SPIE 192, 196-203(1979).

Rullier, C.

Sade, S.

Sanghera, J. S.

Santos, N.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Scharf, D. P.

P. R. Lawson, O. P. Lay, S. R. Martin, R. D. Peters, R. O. Gappinger, D. P. Scharf, A. J. Booth, C. A. Beichman, E. Serabyn, K. J. Johnston, and W. C. Danchi, “Terrestrial planet finder interferometer: 2007-2008 progress and plans,” Proc. SPIE 7013, 70132N (2008).
[CrossRef]

Scharf, V.

Selsis, F.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Serabyn, E.

P. R. Lawson, O. P. Lay, S. R. Martin, R. D. Peters, R. O. Gappinger, D. P. Scharf, A. J. Booth, C. A. Beichman, E. Serabyn, K. J. Johnston, and W. C. Danchi, “Terrestrial planet finder interferometer: 2007-2008 progress and plans,” Proc. SPIE 7013, 70132N (2008).
[CrossRef]

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Shalem, S.

T. Lewi, S. Shalem, A. Tsun, and A. Katzir, “Silver halide single mode fibers with improved properties in the middle infrared,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 251112 (2007).
[CrossRef]

S. Shalem, A. Tsun, E. Rave, A. Milo, L. Nagli, and A. Katzir, “Silver halide single mode fibers for the middle infrared,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 091103 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Shibai, H.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Skinner, N. G.

Snyder, A. W.

A. W. Snyder and J. D. Love, Optical Waveguide Theory (Chapman and Hall, 1983).

Tamura, M.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Thiebaut, E.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Tsun, A.

T. Lewi, S. Shalem, A. Tsun, and A. Katzir, “Silver halide single mode fibers with improved properties in the middle infrared,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 251112 (2007).
[CrossRef]

S. Shalem, A. Tsun, E. Rave, A. Milo, L. Nagli, and A. Katzir, “Silver halide single mode fibers for the middle infrared,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 091103 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Wallner, O.

Westall, F.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

White, G.

C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
[PubMed]

Winzer, P. J.

Young, M.

M. Young, Optics and Lasers: Including Fibers and Optical Waveguides (Springer-Verlag, 1994), p. 296.

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S. Shalem, A. Tsun, E. Rave, A. Milo, L. Nagli, and A. Katzir, “Silver halide single mode fibers for the middle infrared,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 091103 (2005).
[CrossRef]

T. Lewi, S. Shalem, A. Tsun, and A. Katzir, “Silver halide single mode fibers with improved properties in the middle infrared,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 251112 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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C. S. Cockell, A. Leger, M. Fridlund, T. Herbst, L. Kaltenegger, O. Absil, C. Beichman, W. Benz, M. Blanc, A. Brack, A. Chelli, L. Colangeli, H. Cottin, V. Coude du Foresto, W. Danchi, D. Defrere, J.-W. den Herder, C. Eiroa, J. Greaves, T. Henning, K. Johnston, H. Jones, L. Labadie, H. Lammer, R. Launhardt, P. Lawson, O. P. Lay, J.-M. LeDuigou, R. Liseau, F. Malbet, S. R. Martin, D. Mawet, D. Mourard, C. Moutou, L. Mugnier, F. Paresce, A. Quirrenbach, Y. Rabbia, J. A. Raven, H. J. A. Rottgering, D. Rouan, N. Santos, F. Selsis, E. Serabyn, H. Shibai, M. Tamura, E. Thiebaut, F. Westall, G.White, and J. Glenn, “DARWIN--a mission to detect, and search for life on, extrasolar planets,” Astrobiology (to be published).
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P. R. Lawson, O. P. Lay, S. R. Martin, R. D. Peters, R. O. Gappinger, D. P. Scharf, A. J. Booth, C. A. Beichman, E. Serabyn, K. J. Johnston, and W. C. Danchi, “Terrestrial planet finder interferometer: 2007-2008 progress and plans,” Proc. SPIE 7013, 70132N (2008).
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G. L. Clark and C. Roychoudhuri, “Interferometry through single-mode optical fibers,” Proc. SPIE 192, 196-203(1979).

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M. Young, Optics and Lasers: Including Fibers and Optical Waveguides (Springer-Verlag, 1994), p. 296.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Measurement setup. The stepped mirror is used to produce the input field pattern with the node at the center. The optical isolator helps to minimize the multiple reflection problem. Inset: cross section of the field in the middle of the input beam. Note the sizes of the pinhole and the input beam pattern. The majority of the power ( 99 % ) is transmitted by the pinhole.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a): X scan of 20 cm long fiber segment. The dots represent experimental results. The solid curve is drawn as a guide to the eye. (b) X scan of the same segment near minimum. The parabolic fit is shown as the solid curve. The leaked power P L is determined from the minimum of the fit curve.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Images of the output end of the four fiber segments. Images are taken with the segments aligned for best extinction. The white cross hairs mark the position of the core. One pixel corresponds to approximately 45 μm by 45 μm area on the fiber’s tip.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Obscuration factor γ versus digital aperture radius N R . (As defined in Eq. (1), N R = 0 corresponds to data collection from a single pixel.) The dots show experimental results. The solid curve is a guide to the eye. (b) Leakage T A versus the digital aperture radius. (c) Modal filter quality factor Q f versus the digital aperture radius. One pixel corresponds to approximately 45 μm by 45 μm area on the fiber’s tip. Note that in (b) and (c) the data for the 4.5 cm long segment are plotted on a separate (right) scale.

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Table 1 Refractive Indices and Core/Cladding Diameters of the Fiber

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Table 2 Values of T F for the Measured Fiber Segments

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Table 3 Q f Obtained on 10.5 cm and Longer Fiber Segments a

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( N x c N x ) 2 + ( N y c N y ) 2 N R 2 ,
T F = ( 1 R ) 2 e α l / ( 1 R 2 e 2 α l ) ,
Q f

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