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We report on a preliminary experimental study of an interferometer built with two 500 meters long arms made of polarization maintaining optical fibers. The control of the field polarization state along the single-mode fiber arms enables to measure fringe contrast up to 93% with a laser source emitting a 1290nm carrier wavelength. Tests achieved with broadband spectrum exhibit dispersion differential effect resulting from fiber inhomogeneities. Partial compensation of this effect is achieved introducing additional fiber pieces on one arm.

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J. Davis, A. Mendez, J. W. O�Byrne, E. B. Seneta, W. J. Tango and P. G. Tuthill, �Sydney University Stellar Interferometer Program,� In Interferometry in Optical Astronomy,P.J.L�naandA.Quirrenbach, eds., Proc SPIE 4006, 434-443 (2000).

C.A. Haniff, J. E. Baldwin, R. C. Boysen, A. V. George, D. F. Buscher, C. D. Mackay, D. Pearson, J. Rogers, P. J. Warner, D. M. AA. Wilson and J. S. Young, � COAST � the current status,� In Interferometry in Optical Astronomy, P. J. L�naandA. Quirrenbach, eds., ProcSPIE4006, 627-633 (2000).

S. Shaklan and F. Roddier, �Single-mode fiber optics in a long-baseline interferometer�, Appl. Opt 26, 2334-2338 (1988).

V. Coud� du Foresto and S. Rigway, � A stellar interferometer using single-mode infrared fibers,� in High-resolution imaging by inteferometry II, J. Beckers et F. Merkle, eds., ESO, Garching, Germany, 731-740 (1991).

S.D. Dyer and D. A. Christensen, �Dispersion effects in fiber optic interferometry,� Opt. Eng. 36, 2440-2447 (1997).

L.M. Simohamed and F. Reynaud, �Characterization of the dispersion evolution versus stretching in a large stroke optical fiber delay line,� Opt. Commun. 159, 118-128 (1999).

S.C. Rashleigh, �Origins and control of polarization effects in single-mode fibers,� Jour. of Lightw. Tech. LT-1, 312-330 (1983).

L. Delage and F. Reynaud, �Analysis and control of polarization effects on phase closure and image acquisition in a fiber-linked three-telescope stellar interferometer,� J. Opt. A 2, 1-7 (2000).

F. Reynaud, J. J. Alleman and P. Connes, �Interferometric control of fiber lengths for a coherent telescope array,� Appl. Opt. 31, 3736-3743 (1992).

L. Delage, F. Reynaud and A. Lannes, �Laboratory imaging stellar interferometer with fiber links,� Appl. Opt. 39, 6406-6420 (2000).

F. Reynaud and H. Lagorceix, �Stabilization and control of a fiber array for the coherent transport of beams in a stellar interferometer ,� in Proceedings of the Conference Astrofib�96 on Integrated Optics for Astronomical Interferometry, P. Kern and F. Malbet, Eds. (Bastianelli-Guirimaud, Grenoble, 1996), 249-257 (1997).

G. Huss, M. L. Simohamed and F. Reynaud, �An all guided two-beam stellar interferometer: preliminary experiment,� Opt. Commun. 182, 71-82 (2000).

J-M. Mariotti, V. Coud� du Foresto, G. Perrin, Peiqian Zhao and P. L�na, �Interferometric connection of large ground-based telescopes,� Astronomy & Astrophysics, Supplement series, 116, 381-393 (1996).

G. Perrin, O. Lay, P. L�na, V. Coud� du Foresto,� A fibered large interferometer on top of Mauna Kea : OHANA, the Optical Hawaiian Array for Nano-radian Astronomy,� In Interferometry in Optical Astronomy, P. J. L�naand and A. Quirrenbach, eds., ProcSPIE4006, 708-714 (2000).

K. Sato, J. Nishikawa, M. Yoshizawa, T. Fukushima, Y. Torii, K. Matsuda, K. Kubo, H. Iwashita, S. Suzuki, D. Saint-Jacques, �Experiments of the fiber-connected interferometer for MIRA project,� In Interferometry in Optical Astronomy, P. J. L�naand and A. Quirrenbach, eds., Proc SPIE 4006, 1102-1106 (2000).

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