Abstract

We propose a polarimetric technique for a stellar interferometer that uses two birefringent retarders inserted into each arm of the interferometer. The retarders shift the interference fringes of the two orthogonal polarizations to opposite directions along an optical path difference (OPD), which enables us to measure the polarized fringe visibilities separately. Laboratory demonstrations were carried out using quartz retarders with a thickness of 1.124mm, and the separation of the interferometric fringes of ±10μm along the OPD was observed. We discuss a calibration method for the acquired fringes to obtain reliable estimations of polarized fringe visibilities. We also discuss feasibility of the proposed technique for the Mitaka optical InfraRed Array (MIRA-I.2).

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    [CrossRef]

2008

D. F. Buscher, F. Baron, and C. A. Haniff, “Polarization fidelity in an optical interferometer,” Proc. SPIE 7013, 70130E (2008).
[CrossRef]

N. Ohishi, M. Yoshizawa, J. Nishikawa, N. Murakami, Y. Torii, S. Suzuki, K. Kubo, H. Iwashita, and Y. Kondo, “Recent progress at the MIRA: development of fringe tracking system,” Proc. SPIE 7013, 701305 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2006

M. Yoshizawa, J. Nishikawa, N. Ohishi, S. Suzuki, Y. Torii, H. Iwashita, K. Kubo, K. Matsuda, N. Murakami, A. Matsukawa, T. Nishimura, N. Okayasu, and S. Watanabe, “MIRA status report: recent progress of MIRA-I.2 and future plans,” Proc. SPIE 6268, 626808 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J.-B. LeBouquin, P. Labeye, F. Malbet, L. Jocou, F. Zabihian, K. Rousselet-Perraut, J.-P. Berger, A. Delboulbé, P. Kern, A. Glindemann, and M. Schöeller, “Integrated optics for astronomical interferometry VI. Coupling the light of the VLTI in K band,” Astron. Astrophys. 450, 1259-1264 (2006).
[CrossRef]

K. Rousselet-Perraut, J. B. Le Bouquin, D. Mourard, F. Vakili, O. Chesneau, D. Bonneau, J. L. Chevassut, A. Crocherie, A. Glentzlin, S. Jankov, S. Ménardi, P. Petrov, and C. Stehlé, “First sky validation of an optical polarimetric interferometer,” Astron. Astrophys. 451, 1133-1137 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005

M. J. Ireland, P. G. Tuthill, J. Davis, and W. Tango, “Dust scattering in the Miras R Car and RR Sco resolved by optical interferometric polarimetry,” Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 361, 337-344 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004

N. M. Elias, “Optical interferometric polarimetry. II. Theory,” Astrophys. J. 611, 1175-1199 (2004).
[CrossRef]

K. Rousselet-Perraut, C. Stehlé, T. Lanz, J. B. Le Bouquin, T. Boudoyen, M. Kilbinger, O. Kochukhov, and S. Jankov, “Stellar activity and magnetism studied by optical interferometry,” Astron. Astrophys. 422, 193-203 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003

O. Chesneau, S. Wolf, and A. Domiciano de Souza, “Hot stars mass-loss studied with Spectro-Polarimetric INterferometry (SPIN),” Astron. Astrophys. 410, 375-388 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2001

N. M. Elias, “Optical interferometric polarimetry. I. Foundation,” Astrophys. J. 549, 647-668 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000

K. Rousselet-Perraut, O. Chesneau, Ph. Berio, and F. Vakili, “Spectro-polarimetric interferometry (SPIN) of magnetic stars,” Astron. Astrophys. 354, 595-604 (2000).

1998

K. Rousselet-Perraut, L. Hill, G. Lasselin-Waultier, J.-L. Boit, G. Rousset, J.-C. Blanc, G. Moreaux, J. M. Corneloup, S. List, and C. Voët, “Field rotator for the GI2T interferometer,” Opt. Eng. 37, 610-615 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1997

K. Rousselet-Perraut, F. Vakili, D. Mourard, F. Morand, D. Bonneau, and Ph. Stee, “An attempt to detect polarization effects in the envelope of γ Cassiopeiae with the GI2T interferometer,” Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 123, 173-177(1997).
[CrossRef]

1996

K. Rousselet-Perraut, F. Vakili, and D. Mourard, “Polarization effects in stellar interferometry,” Opt. Eng. 35, 2943-2955 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Albrecht, S.

A. Quirrenbach and S. Albrecht, “Polarization in optical/infrared interferometry,” in Astronomical Polarimetry: Current Status and Future Directions, Vol. 343 of Astron. Soc. Pac. Conf. Ser. (Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2005), pp. 28-32.

Baron, F.

D. F. Buscher, F. Baron, and C. A. Haniff, “Polarization fidelity in an optical interferometer,” Proc. SPIE 7013, 70130E (2008).
[CrossRef]

Berger, J.-P.

J.-B. LeBouquin, P. Labeye, F. Malbet, L. Jocou, F. Zabihian, K. Rousselet-Perraut, J.-P. Berger, A. Delboulbé, P. Kern, A. Glindemann, and M. Schöeller, “Integrated optics for astronomical interferometry VI. Coupling the light of the VLTI in K band,” Astron. Astrophys. 450, 1259-1264 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Berio, Ph.

K. Rousselet-Perraut, O. Chesneau, Ph. Berio, and F. Vakili, “Spectro-polarimetric interferometry (SPIN) of magnetic stars,” Astron. Astrophys. 354, 595-604 (2000).

Blanc, J.-C.

K. Rousselet-Perraut, L. Hill, G. Lasselin-Waultier, J.-L. Boit, G. Rousset, J.-C. Blanc, G. Moreaux, J. M. Corneloup, S. List, and C. Voët, “Field rotator for the GI2T interferometer,” Opt. Eng. 37, 610-615 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Boit, J.-L.

K. Rousselet-Perraut, L. Hill, G. Lasselin-Waultier, J.-L. Boit, G. Rousset, J.-C. Blanc, G. Moreaux, J. M. Corneloup, S. List, and C. Voët, “Field rotator for the GI2T interferometer,” Opt. Eng. 37, 610-615 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Bonneau, D.

K. Rousselet-Perraut, J. B. Le Bouquin, D. Mourard, F. Vakili, O. Chesneau, D. Bonneau, J. L. Chevassut, A. Crocherie, A. Glentzlin, S. Jankov, S. Ménardi, P. Petrov, and C. Stehlé, “First sky validation of an optical polarimetric interferometer,” Astron. Astrophys. 451, 1133-1137 (2006).
[CrossRef]

K. Rousselet-Perraut, F. Vakili, D. Mourard, F. Morand, D. Bonneau, and Ph. Stee, “An attempt to detect polarization effects in the envelope of γ Cassiopeiae with the GI2T interferometer,” Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 123, 173-177(1997).
[CrossRef]

Boudoyen, T.

K. Rousselet-Perraut, C. Stehlé, T. Lanz, J. B. Le Bouquin, T. Boudoyen, M. Kilbinger, O. Kochukhov, and S. Jankov, “Stellar activity and magnetism studied by optical interferometry,” Astron. Astrophys. 422, 193-203 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Buscher, D. F.

D. F. Buscher, F. Baron, and C. A. Haniff, “Polarization fidelity in an optical interferometer,” Proc. SPIE 7013, 70130E (2008).
[CrossRef]

Chesneau, O.

K. Rousselet-Perraut, J. B. Le Bouquin, D. Mourard, F. Vakili, O. Chesneau, D. Bonneau, J. L. Chevassut, A. Crocherie, A. Glentzlin, S. Jankov, S. Ménardi, P. Petrov, and C. Stehlé, “First sky validation of an optical polarimetric interferometer,” Astron. Astrophys. 451, 1133-1137 (2006).
[CrossRef]

O. Chesneau, S. Wolf, and A. Domiciano de Souza, “Hot stars mass-loss studied with Spectro-Polarimetric INterferometry (SPIN),” Astron. Astrophys. 410, 375-388 (2003).
[CrossRef]

K. Rousselet-Perraut, O. Chesneau, Ph. Berio, and F. Vakili, “Spectro-polarimetric interferometry (SPIN) of magnetic stars,” Astron. Astrophys. 354, 595-604 (2000).

Chevassut, J. L.

K. Rousselet-Perraut, J. B. Le Bouquin, D. Mourard, F. Vakili, O. Chesneau, D. Bonneau, J. L. Chevassut, A. Crocherie, A. Glentzlin, S. Jankov, S. Ménardi, P. Petrov, and C. Stehlé, “First sky validation of an optical polarimetric interferometer,” Astron. Astrophys. 451, 1133-1137 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Corneloup, J. M.

K. Rousselet-Perraut, L. Hill, G. Lasselin-Waultier, J.-L. Boit, G. Rousset, J.-C. Blanc, G. Moreaux, J. M. Corneloup, S. List, and C. Voët, “Field rotator for the GI2T interferometer,” Opt. Eng. 37, 610-615 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Crocherie, A.

K. Rousselet-Perraut, J. B. Le Bouquin, D. Mourard, F. Vakili, O. Chesneau, D. Bonneau, J. L. Chevassut, A. Crocherie, A. Glentzlin, S. Jankov, S. Ménardi, P. Petrov, and C. Stehlé, “First sky validation of an optical polarimetric interferometer,” Astron. Astrophys. 451, 1133-1137 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Davis, J.

M. J. Ireland, P. G. Tuthill, J. Davis, and W. Tango, “Dust scattering in the Miras R Car and RR Sco resolved by optical interferometric polarimetry,” Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 361, 337-344 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Delboulbé, A.

J.-B. LeBouquin, P. Labeye, F. Malbet, L. Jocou, F. Zabihian, K. Rousselet-Perraut, J.-P. Berger, A. Delboulbé, P. Kern, A. Glindemann, and M. Schöeller, “Integrated optics for astronomical interferometry VI. Coupling the light of the VLTI in K band,” Astron. Astrophys. 450, 1259-1264 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Domiciano de Souza, A.

O. Chesneau, S. Wolf, and A. Domiciano de Souza, “Hot stars mass-loss studied with Spectro-Polarimetric INterferometry (SPIN),” Astron. Astrophys. 410, 375-388 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Elias, N. M.

N. M. Elias, “Optical interferometric polarimetry. II. Theory,” Astrophys. J. 611, 1175-1199 (2004).
[CrossRef]

N. M. Elias, “Optical interferometric polarimetry. I. Foundation,” Astrophys. J. 549, 647-668 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Glentzlin, A.

K. Rousselet-Perraut, J. B. Le Bouquin, D. Mourard, F. Vakili, O. Chesneau, D. Bonneau, J. L. Chevassut, A. Crocherie, A. Glentzlin, S. Jankov, S. Ménardi, P. Petrov, and C. Stehlé, “First sky validation of an optical polarimetric interferometer,” Astron. Astrophys. 451, 1133-1137 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Glindemann, A.

J.-B. LeBouquin, P. Labeye, F. Malbet, L. Jocou, F. Zabihian, K. Rousselet-Perraut, J.-P. Berger, A. Delboulbé, P. Kern, A. Glindemann, and M. Schöeller, “Integrated optics for astronomical interferometry VI. Coupling the light of the VLTI in K band,” Astron. Astrophys. 450, 1259-1264 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Haniff, C. A.

D. F. Buscher, F. Baron, and C. A. Haniff, “Polarization fidelity in an optical interferometer,” Proc. SPIE 7013, 70130E (2008).
[CrossRef]

Hill, L.

K. Rousselet-Perraut, L. Hill, G. Lasselin-Waultier, J.-L. Boit, G. Rousset, J.-C. Blanc, G. Moreaux, J. M. Corneloup, S. List, and C. Voët, “Field rotator for the GI2T interferometer,” Opt. Eng. 37, 610-615 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Ireland, M. J.

M. J. Ireland, P. G. Tuthill, J. Davis, and W. Tango, “Dust scattering in the Miras R Car and RR Sco resolved by optical interferometric polarimetry,” Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 361, 337-344 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Iwashita, H.

N. Ohishi, M. Yoshizawa, J. Nishikawa, N. Murakami, Y. Torii, S. Suzuki, K. Kubo, H. Iwashita, and Y. Kondo, “Recent progress at the MIRA: development of fringe tracking system,” Proc. SPIE 7013, 701305 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Yoshizawa, J. Nishikawa, N. Ohishi, S. Suzuki, Y. Torii, H. Iwashita, K. Kubo, K. Matsuda, N. Murakami, A. Matsukawa, T. Nishimura, N. Okayasu, and S. Watanabe, “MIRA status report: recent progress of MIRA-I.2 and future plans,” Proc. SPIE 6268, 626808 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Jankov, S.

K. Rousselet-Perraut, J. B. Le Bouquin, D. Mourard, F. Vakili, O. Chesneau, D. Bonneau, J. L. Chevassut, A. Crocherie, A. Glentzlin, S. Jankov, S. Ménardi, P. Petrov, and C. Stehlé, “First sky validation of an optical polarimetric interferometer,” Astron. Astrophys. 451, 1133-1137 (2006).
[CrossRef]

K. Rousselet-Perraut, C. Stehlé, T. Lanz, J. B. Le Bouquin, T. Boudoyen, M. Kilbinger, O. Kochukhov, and S. Jankov, “Stellar activity and magnetism studied by optical interferometry,” Astron. Astrophys. 422, 193-203 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Jocou, L.

J.-B. LeBouquin, P. Labeye, F. Malbet, L. Jocou, F. Zabihian, K. Rousselet-Perraut, J.-P. Berger, A. Delboulbé, P. Kern, A. Glindemann, and M. Schöeller, “Integrated optics for astronomical interferometry VI. Coupling the light of the VLTI in K band,” Astron. Astrophys. 450, 1259-1264 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Kern, P.

J.-B. LeBouquin, P. Labeye, F. Malbet, L. Jocou, F. Zabihian, K. Rousselet-Perraut, J.-P. Berger, A. Delboulbé, P. Kern, A. Glindemann, and M. Schöeller, “Integrated optics for astronomical interferometry VI. Coupling the light of the VLTI in K band,” Astron. Astrophys. 450, 1259-1264 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Kilbinger, M.

K. Rousselet-Perraut, C. Stehlé, T. Lanz, J. B. Le Bouquin, T. Boudoyen, M. Kilbinger, O. Kochukhov, and S. Jankov, “Stellar activity and magnetism studied by optical interferometry,” Astron. Astrophys. 422, 193-203 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kochukhov, O.

K. Rousselet-Perraut, C. Stehlé, T. Lanz, J. B. Le Bouquin, T. Boudoyen, M. Kilbinger, O. Kochukhov, and S. Jankov, “Stellar activity and magnetism studied by optical interferometry,” Astron. Astrophys. 422, 193-203 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kondo, Y.

N. Ohishi, M. Yoshizawa, J. Nishikawa, N. Murakami, Y. Torii, S. Suzuki, K. Kubo, H. Iwashita, and Y. Kondo, “Recent progress at the MIRA: development of fringe tracking system,” Proc. SPIE 7013, 701305 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Kubo, K.

N. Ohishi, M. Yoshizawa, J. Nishikawa, N. Murakami, Y. Torii, S. Suzuki, K. Kubo, H. Iwashita, and Y. Kondo, “Recent progress at the MIRA: development of fringe tracking system,” Proc. SPIE 7013, 701305 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Yoshizawa, J. Nishikawa, N. Ohishi, S. Suzuki, Y. Torii, H. Iwashita, K. Kubo, K. Matsuda, N. Murakami, A. Matsukawa, T. Nishimura, N. Okayasu, and S. Watanabe, “MIRA status report: recent progress of MIRA-I.2 and future plans,” Proc. SPIE 6268, 626808 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Labeye, P.

J.-B. LeBouquin, P. Labeye, F. Malbet, L. Jocou, F. Zabihian, K. Rousselet-Perraut, J.-P. Berger, A. Delboulbé, P. Kern, A. Glindemann, and M. Schöeller, “Integrated optics for astronomical interferometry VI. Coupling the light of the VLTI in K band,” Astron. Astrophys. 450, 1259-1264 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Lanz, T.

K. Rousselet-Perraut, C. Stehlé, T. Lanz, J. B. Le Bouquin, T. Boudoyen, M. Kilbinger, O. Kochukhov, and S. Jankov, “Stellar activity and magnetism studied by optical interferometry,” Astron. Astrophys. 422, 193-203 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Lasselin-Waultier, G.

K. Rousselet-Perraut, L. Hill, G. Lasselin-Waultier, J.-L. Boit, G. Rousset, J.-C. Blanc, G. Moreaux, J. M. Corneloup, S. List, and C. Voët, “Field rotator for the GI2T interferometer,” Opt. Eng. 37, 610-615 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Le Bouquin, J. B.

K. Rousselet-Perraut, J. B. Le Bouquin, D. Mourard, F. Vakili, O. Chesneau, D. Bonneau, J. L. Chevassut, A. Crocherie, A. Glentzlin, S. Jankov, S. Ménardi, P. Petrov, and C. Stehlé, “First sky validation of an optical polarimetric interferometer,” Astron. Astrophys. 451, 1133-1137 (2006).
[CrossRef]

K. Rousselet-Perraut, C. Stehlé, T. Lanz, J. B. Le Bouquin, T. Boudoyen, M. Kilbinger, O. Kochukhov, and S. Jankov, “Stellar activity and magnetism studied by optical interferometry,” Astron. Astrophys. 422, 193-203 (2004).
[CrossRef]

LeBouquin, J.-B.

J.-B. LeBouquin, P. Labeye, F. Malbet, L. Jocou, F. Zabihian, K. Rousselet-Perraut, J.-P. Berger, A. Delboulbé, P. Kern, A. Glindemann, and M. Schöeller, “Integrated optics for astronomical interferometry VI. Coupling the light of the VLTI in K band,” Astron. Astrophys. 450, 1259-1264 (2006).
[CrossRef]

List, S.

K. Rousselet-Perraut, L. Hill, G. Lasselin-Waultier, J.-L. Boit, G. Rousset, J.-C. Blanc, G. Moreaux, J. M. Corneloup, S. List, and C. Voët, “Field rotator for the GI2T interferometer,” Opt. Eng. 37, 610-615 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Malbet, F.

J.-B. LeBouquin, P. Labeye, F. Malbet, L. Jocou, F. Zabihian, K. Rousselet-Perraut, J.-P. Berger, A. Delboulbé, P. Kern, A. Glindemann, and M. Schöeller, “Integrated optics for astronomical interferometry VI. Coupling the light of the VLTI in K band,” Astron. Astrophys. 450, 1259-1264 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Matsuda, K.

M. Yoshizawa, J. Nishikawa, N. Ohishi, S. Suzuki, Y. Torii, H. Iwashita, K. Kubo, K. Matsuda, N. Murakami, A. Matsukawa, T. Nishimura, N. Okayasu, and S. Watanabe, “MIRA status report: recent progress of MIRA-I.2 and future plans,” Proc. SPIE 6268, 626808 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Matsukawa, A.

M. Yoshizawa, J. Nishikawa, N. Ohishi, S. Suzuki, Y. Torii, H. Iwashita, K. Kubo, K. Matsuda, N. Murakami, A. Matsukawa, T. Nishimura, N. Okayasu, and S. Watanabe, “MIRA status report: recent progress of MIRA-I.2 and future plans,” Proc. SPIE 6268, 626808 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Ménardi, S.

K. Rousselet-Perraut, J. B. Le Bouquin, D. Mourard, F. Vakili, O. Chesneau, D. Bonneau, J. L. Chevassut, A. Crocherie, A. Glentzlin, S. Jankov, S. Ménardi, P. Petrov, and C. Stehlé, “First sky validation of an optical polarimetric interferometer,” Astron. Astrophys. 451, 1133-1137 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Morand, F.

K. Rousselet-Perraut, F. Vakili, D. Mourard, F. Morand, D. Bonneau, and Ph. Stee, “An attempt to detect polarization effects in the envelope of γ Cassiopeiae with the GI2T interferometer,” Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 123, 173-177(1997).
[CrossRef]

Moreaux, G.

K. Rousselet-Perraut, L. Hill, G. Lasselin-Waultier, J.-L. Boit, G. Rousset, J.-C. Blanc, G. Moreaux, J. M. Corneloup, S. List, and C. Voët, “Field rotator for the GI2T interferometer,” Opt. Eng. 37, 610-615 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Mourard, D.

K. Rousselet-Perraut, J. B. Le Bouquin, D. Mourard, F. Vakili, O. Chesneau, D. Bonneau, J. L. Chevassut, A. Crocherie, A. Glentzlin, S. Jankov, S. Ménardi, P. Petrov, and C. Stehlé, “First sky validation of an optical polarimetric interferometer,” Astron. Astrophys. 451, 1133-1137 (2006).
[CrossRef]

K. Rousselet-Perraut, F. Vakili, D. Mourard, F. Morand, D. Bonneau, and Ph. Stee, “An attempt to detect polarization effects in the envelope of γ Cassiopeiae with the GI2T interferometer,” Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 123, 173-177(1997).
[CrossRef]

K. Rousselet-Perraut, F. Vakili, and D. Mourard, “Polarization effects in stellar interferometry,” Opt. Eng. 35, 2943-2955 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Murakami, N.

N. Ohishi, M. Yoshizawa, J. Nishikawa, N. Murakami, Y. Torii, S. Suzuki, K. Kubo, H. Iwashita, and Y. Kondo, “Recent progress at the MIRA: development of fringe tracking system,” Proc. SPIE 7013, 701305 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Yoshizawa, J. Nishikawa, N. Ohishi, S. Suzuki, Y. Torii, H. Iwashita, K. Kubo, K. Matsuda, N. Murakami, A. Matsukawa, T. Nishimura, N. Okayasu, and S. Watanabe, “MIRA status report: recent progress of MIRA-I.2 and future plans,” Proc. SPIE 6268, 626808 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Nishikawa, J.

N. Ohishi, M. Yoshizawa, J. Nishikawa, N. Murakami, Y. Torii, S. Suzuki, K. Kubo, H. Iwashita, and Y. Kondo, “Recent progress at the MIRA: development of fringe tracking system,” Proc. SPIE 7013, 701305 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Yoshizawa, J. Nishikawa, N. Ohishi, S. Suzuki, Y. Torii, H. Iwashita, K. Kubo, K. Matsuda, N. Murakami, A. Matsukawa, T. Nishimura, N. Okayasu, and S. Watanabe, “MIRA status report: recent progress of MIRA-I.2 and future plans,” Proc. SPIE 6268, 626808 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Nishimura, T.

M. Yoshizawa, J. Nishikawa, N. Ohishi, S. Suzuki, Y. Torii, H. Iwashita, K. Kubo, K. Matsuda, N. Murakami, A. Matsukawa, T. Nishimura, N. Okayasu, and S. Watanabe, “MIRA status report: recent progress of MIRA-I.2 and future plans,” Proc. SPIE 6268, 626808 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Ohishi, N.

N. Ohishi, M. Yoshizawa, J. Nishikawa, N. Murakami, Y. Torii, S. Suzuki, K. Kubo, H. Iwashita, and Y. Kondo, “Recent progress at the MIRA: development of fringe tracking system,” Proc. SPIE 7013, 701305 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Yoshizawa, J. Nishikawa, N. Ohishi, S. Suzuki, Y. Torii, H. Iwashita, K. Kubo, K. Matsuda, N. Murakami, A. Matsukawa, T. Nishimura, N. Okayasu, and S. Watanabe, “MIRA status report: recent progress of MIRA-I.2 and future plans,” Proc. SPIE 6268, 626808 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Okayasu, N.

M. Yoshizawa, J. Nishikawa, N. Ohishi, S. Suzuki, Y. Torii, H. Iwashita, K. Kubo, K. Matsuda, N. Murakami, A. Matsukawa, T. Nishimura, N. Okayasu, and S. Watanabe, “MIRA status report: recent progress of MIRA-I.2 and future plans,” Proc. SPIE 6268, 626808 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Petrov, P.

K. Rousselet-Perraut, J. B. Le Bouquin, D. Mourard, F. Vakili, O. Chesneau, D. Bonneau, J. L. Chevassut, A. Crocherie, A. Glentzlin, S. Jankov, S. Ménardi, P. Petrov, and C. Stehlé, “First sky validation of an optical polarimetric interferometer,” Astron. Astrophys. 451, 1133-1137 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Quirrenbach, A.

A. Quirrenbach and S. Albrecht, “Polarization in optical/infrared interferometry,” in Astronomical Polarimetry: Current Status and Future Directions, Vol. 343 of Astron. Soc. Pac. Conf. Ser. (Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2005), pp. 28-32.

Rousselet-Perraut, K.

J.-B. LeBouquin, P. Labeye, F. Malbet, L. Jocou, F. Zabihian, K. Rousselet-Perraut, J.-P. Berger, A. Delboulbé, P. Kern, A. Glindemann, and M. Schöeller, “Integrated optics for astronomical interferometry VI. Coupling the light of the VLTI in K band,” Astron. Astrophys. 450, 1259-1264 (2006).
[CrossRef]

K. Rousselet-Perraut, J. B. Le Bouquin, D. Mourard, F. Vakili, O. Chesneau, D. Bonneau, J. L. Chevassut, A. Crocherie, A. Glentzlin, S. Jankov, S. Ménardi, P. Petrov, and C. Stehlé, “First sky validation of an optical polarimetric interferometer,” Astron. Astrophys. 451, 1133-1137 (2006).
[CrossRef]

K. Rousselet-Perraut, C. Stehlé, T. Lanz, J. B. Le Bouquin, T. Boudoyen, M. Kilbinger, O. Kochukhov, and S. Jankov, “Stellar activity and magnetism studied by optical interferometry,” Astron. Astrophys. 422, 193-203 (2004).
[CrossRef]

K. Rousselet-Perraut, O. Chesneau, Ph. Berio, and F. Vakili, “Spectro-polarimetric interferometry (SPIN) of magnetic stars,” Astron. Astrophys. 354, 595-604 (2000).

K. Rousselet-Perraut, L. Hill, G. Lasselin-Waultier, J.-L. Boit, G. Rousset, J.-C. Blanc, G. Moreaux, J. M. Corneloup, S. List, and C. Voët, “Field rotator for the GI2T interferometer,” Opt. Eng. 37, 610-615 (1998).
[CrossRef]

K. Rousselet-Perraut, F. Vakili, D. Mourard, F. Morand, D. Bonneau, and Ph. Stee, “An attempt to detect polarization effects in the envelope of γ Cassiopeiae with the GI2T interferometer,” Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 123, 173-177(1997).
[CrossRef]

K. Rousselet-Perraut, F. Vakili, and D. Mourard, “Polarization effects in stellar interferometry,” Opt. Eng. 35, 2943-2955 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Rousset, G.

K. Rousselet-Perraut, L. Hill, G. Lasselin-Waultier, J.-L. Boit, G. Rousset, J.-C. Blanc, G. Moreaux, J. M. Corneloup, S. List, and C. Voët, “Field rotator for the GI2T interferometer,” Opt. Eng. 37, 610-615 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Schöeller, M.

J.-B. LeBouquin, P. Labeye, F. Malbet, L. Jocou, F. Zabihian, K. Rousselet-Perraut, J.-P. Berger, A. Delboulbé, P. Kern, A. Glindemann, and M. Schöeller, “Integrated optics for astronomical interferometry VI. Coupling the light of the VLTI in K band,” Astron. Astrophys. 450, 1259-1264 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Stee, Ph.

K. Rousselet-Perraut, F. Vakili, D. Mourard, F. Morand, D. Bonneau, and Ph. Stee, “An attempt to detect polarization effects in the envelope of γ Cassiopeiae with the GI2T interferometer,” Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 123, 173-177(1997).
[CrossRef]

Stehlé, C.

K. Rousselet-Perraut, J. B. Le Bouquin, D. Mourard, F. Vakili, O. Chesneau, D. Bonneau, J. L. Chevassut, A. Crocherie, A. Glentzlin, S. Jankov, S. Ménardi, P. Petrov, and C. Stehlé, “First sky validation of an optical polarimetric interferometer,” Astron. Astrophys. 451, 1133-1137 (2006).
[CrossRef]

K. Rousselet-Perraut, C. Stehlé, T. Lanz, J. B. Le Bouquin, T. Boudoyen, M. Kilbinger, O. Kochukhov, and S. Jankov, “Stellar activity and magnetism studied by optical interferometry,” Astron. Astrophys. 422, 193-203 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Suzuki, S.

N. Ohishi, M. Yoshizawa, J. Nishikawa, N. Murakami, Y. Torii, S. Suzuki, K. Kubo, H. Iwashita, and Y. Kondo, “Recent progress at the MIRA: development of fringe tracking system,” Proc. SPIE 7013, 701305 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Yoshizawa, J. Nishikawa, N. Ohishi, S. Suzuki, Y. Torii, H. Iwashita, K. Kubo, K. Matsuda, N. Murakami, A. Matsukawa, T. Nishimura, N. Okayasu, and S. Watanabe, “MIRA status report: recent progress of MIRA-I.2 and future plans,” Proc. SPIE 6268, 626808 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Tango, W.

M. J. Ireland, P. G. Tuthill, J. Davis, and W. Tango, “Dust scattering in the Miras R Car and RR Sco resolved by optical interferometric polarimetry,” Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 361, 337-344 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Torii, Y.

N. Ohishi, M. Yoshizawa, J. Nishikawa, N. Murakami, Y. Torii, S. Suzuki, K. Kubo, H. Iwashita, and Y. Kondo, “Recent progress at the MIRA: development of fringe tracking system,” Proc. SPIE 7013, 701305 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Yoshizawa, J. Nishikawa, N. Ohishi, S. Suzuki, Y. Torii, H. Iwashita, K. Kubo, K. Matsuda, N. Murakami, A. Matsukawa, T. Nishimura, N. Okayasu, and S. Watanabe, “MIRA status report: recent progress of MIRA-I.2 and future plans,” Proc. SPIE 6268, 626808 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Tuthill, P. G.

M. J. Ireland, P. G. Tuthill, J. Davis, and W. Tango, “Dust scattering in the Miras R Car and RR Sco resolved by optical interferometric polarimetry,” Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 361, 337-344 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Vakili, F.

K. Rousselet-Perraut, J. B. Le Bouquin, D. Mourard, F. Vakili, O. Chesneau, D. Bonneau, J. L. Chevassut, A. Crocherie, A. Glentzlin, S. Jankov, S. Ménardi, P. Petrov, and C. Stehlé, “First sky validation of an optical polarimetric interferometer,” Astron. Astrophys. 451, 1133-1137 (2006).
[CrossRef]

K. Rousselet-Perraut, O. Chesneau, Ph. Berio, and F. Vakili, “Spectro-polarimetric interferometry (SPIN) of magnetic stars,” Astron. Astrophys. 354, 595-604 (2000).

K. Rousselet-Perraut, F. Vakili, D. Mourard, F. Morand, D. Bonneau, and Ph. Stee, “An attempt to detect polarization effects in the envelope of γ Cassiopeiae with the GI2T interferometer,” Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 123, 173-177(1997).
[CrossRef]

K. Rousselet-Perraut, F. Vakili, and D. Mourard, “Polarization effects in stellar interferometry,” Opt. Eng. 35, 2943-2955 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Voët, C.

K. Rousselet-Perraut, L. Hill, G. Lasselin-Waultier, J.-L. Boit, G. Rousset, J.-C. Blanc, G. Moreaux, J. M. Corneloup, S. List, and C. Voët, “Field rotator for the GI2T interferometer,” Opt. Eng. 37, 610-615 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Watanabe, S.

M. Yoshizawa, J. Nishikawa, N. Ohishi, S. Suzuki, Y. Torii, H. Iwashita, K. Kubo, K. Matsuda, N. Murakami, A. Matsukawa, T. Nishimura, N. Okayasu, and S. Watanabe, “MIRA status report: recent progress of MIRA-I.2 and future plans,” Proc. SPIE 6268, 626808 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Wolf, S.

O. Chesneau, S. Wolf, and A. Domiciano de Souza, “Hot stars mass-loss studied with Spectro-Polarimetric INterferometry (SPIN),” Astron. Astrophys. 410, 375-388 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Yoshizawa, M.

N. Ohishi, M. Yoshizawa, J. Nishikawa, N. Murakami, Y. Torii, S. Suzuki, K. Kubo, H. Iwashita, and Y. Kondo, “Recent progress at the MIRA: development of fringe tracking system,” Proc. SPIE 7013, 701305 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Yoshizawa, J. Nishikawa, N. Ohishi, S. Suzuki, Y. Torii, H. Iwashita, K. Kubo, K. Matsuda, N. Murakami, A. Matsukawa, T. Nishimura, N. Okayasu, and S. Watanabe, “MIRA status report: recent progress of MIRA-I.2 and future plans,” Proc. SPIE 6268, 626808 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zabihian, F.

J.-B. LeBouquin, P. Labeye, F. Malbet, L. Jocou, F. Zabihian, K. Rousselet-Perraut, J.-P. Berger, A. Delboulbé, P. Kern, A. Glindemann, and M. Schöeller, “Integrated optics for astronomical interferometry VI. Coupling the light of the VLTI in K band,” Astron. Astrophys. 450, 1259-1264 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Astron. Astrophys.

J.-B. LeBouquin, P. Labeye, F. Malbet, L. Jocou, F. Zabihian, K. Rousselet-Perraut, J.-P. Berger, A. Delboulbé, P. Kern, A. Glindemann, and M. Schöeller, “Integrated optics for astronomical interferometry VI. Coupling the light of the VLTI in K band,” Astron. Astrophys. 450, 1259-1264 (2006).
[CrossRef]

K. Rousselet-Perraut, J. B. Le Bouquin, D. Mourard, F. Vakili, O. Chesneau, D. Bonneau, J. L. Chevassut, A. Crocherie, A. Glentzlin, S. Jankov, S. Ménardi, P. Petrov, and C. Stehlé, “First sky validation of an optical polarimetric interferometer,” Astron. Astrophys. 451, 1133-1137 (2006).
[CrossRef]

O. Chesneau, S. Wolf, and A. Domiciano de Souza, “Hot stars mass-loss studied with Spectro-Polarimetric INterferometry (SPIN),” Astron. Astrophys. 410, 375-388 (2003).
[CrossRef]

K. Rousselet-Perraut, O. Chesneau, Ph. Berio, and F. Vakili, “Spectro-polarimetric interferometry (SPIN) of magnetic stars,” Astron. Astrophys. 354, 595-604 (2000).

K. Rousselet-Perraut, C. Stehlé, T. Lanz, J. B. Le Bouquin, T. Boudoyen, M. Kilbinger, O. Kochukhov, and S. Jankov, “Stellar activity and magnetism studied by optical interferometry,” Astron. Astrophys. 422, 193-203 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser.

K. Rousselet-Perraut, F. Vakili, D. Mourard, F. Morand, D. Bonneau, and Ph. Stee, “An attempt to detect polarization effects in the envelope of γ Cassiopeiae with the GI2T interferometer,” Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 123, 173-177(1997).
[CrossRef]

Astrophys. J.

N. M. Elias, “Optical interferometric polarimetry. I. Foundation,” Astrophys. J. 549, 647-668 (2001).
[CrossRef]

N. M. Elias, “Optical interferometric polarimetry. II. Theory,” Astrophys. J. 611, 1175-1199 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc.

M. J. Ireland, P. G. Tuthill, J. Davis, and W. Tango, “Dust scattering in the Miras R Car and RR Sco resolved by optical interferometric polarimetry,” Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 361, 337-344 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Eng.

K. Rousselet-Perraut, L. Hill, G. Lasselin-Waultier, J.-L. Boit, G. Rousset, J.-C. Blanc, G. Moreaux, J. M. Corneloup, S. List, and C. Voët, “Field rotator for the GI2T interferometer,” Opt. Eng. 37, 610-615 (1998).
[CrossRef]

K. Rousselet-Perraut, F. Vakili, and D. Mourard, “Polarization effects in stellar interferometry,” Opt. Eng. 35, 2943-2955 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE

D. F. Buscher, F. Baron, and C. A. Haniff, “Polarization fidelity in an optical interferometer,” Proc. SPIE 7013, 70130E (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Yoshizawa, J. Nishikawa, N. Ohishi, S. Suzuki, Y. Torii, H. Iwashita, K. Kubo, K. Matsuda, N. Murakami, A. Matsukawa, T. Nishimura, N. Okayasu, and S. Watanabe, “MIRA status report: recent progress of MIRA-I.2 and future plans,” Proc. SPIE 6268, 626808 (2006).
[CrossRef]

N. Ohishi, M. Yoshizawa, J. Nishikawa, N. Murakami, Y. Torii, S. Suzuki, K. Kubo, H. Iwashita, and Y. Kondo, “Recent progress at the MIRA: development of fringe tracking system,” Proc. SPIE 7013, 701305 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Other

A. Quirrenbach and S. Albrecht, “Polarization in optical/infrared interferometry,” in Astronomical Polarimetry: Current Status and Future Directions, Vol. 343 of Astron. Soc. Pac. Conf. Ser. (Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2005), pp. 28-32.

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Figures (9)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Principle of polarimetric interferometer by use of two birefringent retarders.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Numerical simulations of unpolarized interferometric fringes (a) without and (b) with birefringent retarders. Quartz retarders with a thickness of 1.124 mm and a spectral range λ = 800 ± 200 nm are assumed.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Picture and measured transmittances of manufactured quartz retarders.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Experimental setup.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Experimental results. Top two images are Young’s interferogram (a) without and (b) with a fringe separation. Bottom images show those for (c)  0 ° and (d)  90 ° linearly polarized light. Arrows indicate positions of the fringes.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Acquired interferometric fringes as a function of an OPD (a) without and (b) with a fringe separation, and (c) with a fringe calibration.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Measured relative visibilities V i / V i 0 along the x axis for p- and s-polarizations.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Numerical simulations of polarized fringe acquisitions with (a) birefringent retarders and (b) polarizers. The simulations include atmospheric scintillation and shot noise. (c) and (d) show the calibrated fringes for both cases.

Fig. 9
Fig. 9

On-sky map of an instrumental polarization of the MIRA-I.2. The map displays a crosstalk intensity j ( C p j + C s j ) / 4 as a function of azimuth and elevation angles A and h.

Equations (6)

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I i ( δ ) = I i 1 + I i 2 + 2 I i 1 I i 2 | γ i | cos [ α i ϕ ( δ ) ] ( i = p , s ) .
I ( δ ) = I p ( δ β ) + I s ( δ + β ) ,
i ( δ ) = { ( I ( δ ) ϵ s I 0 ) / ( ϵ p I 0 ) ( δ 0 ) ( I ( δ ) ϵ p I 0 ) / ( ϵ s I 0 ) ( δ < 0 ) ,
[ E p p j E p s j ] = M j [ E p j 0 ] , [ E s p j E s s j ] = M j [ 0 E s j ] ( j = 1 , 2 ) .
C i j = | E i i j | 2 | E i i j | 2 + | E i i j | 2 ( i = p , s and j = 1 , 2 ) .
V i = 2 ν i 1 + ν i V i 0 ( i = p , s ) .

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