Abstract

We report laboratory tests of an all-guided stellar interferometer used for optical aperture synthesis. In anticipation of use of the interferometer in space missions, this research is focused especially on compactness of the recombining device. The coherent transport and delay lines are implemented with polarization-maintaining fiber. Beam recombination is achieved by means of an integrated optics component. This two-arm interferometer operates at 670-nm mean wavelength and allows for a 24-cm correction for the differential air path.

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[CrossRef]

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E. Delaire and F. Reynaud, Electron. Lett. 29, 1717 (1993).

1968 (1)

Benech, P.

P. Haguenauer, J.-P. Berger, K. Rousselet-Perraut, P. Kern, F. Malbet, I. Schanen-Duport, and P. Benech, Appl. Opt. 39, 2130 (2000).
[CrossRef]

F. Malbet, P. Kern, I. Schanen-Duport, J. P. Berger, K. Rousselet-Perraut, and P. Benech, Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 138, 1 (1999).

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F. Malbet, P. Kern, I. Schanen-Duport, J. P. Berger, K. Rousselet-Perraut, and P. Benech, Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 138, 1 (1999).

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Lannes, A.

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P. Haguenauer, J.-P. Berger, K. Rousselet-Perraut, P. Kern, F. Malbet, I. Schanen-Duport, and P. Benech, Appl. Opt. 39, 2130 (2000).
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L. M. Simohamed and F. Reynaud, Opt. Commun. 159, 118 (1999).
[CrossRef]

L. M. Simohamed and F. Reynaud, Pure Appl. Opt. 6, 37 (1997).
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E. Delaire and F. Reynaud, Electron. Lett. 29, 1717 (1993).

F. Reynaud and H. Lagorceix, in Proceedings of the Conference Astrofib’96: Integrated Optics for Astronomical Interferometry, P. Kern and F. Malbet, eds., (Bastianelli-Guirimand, Grenoble, France, 1996), p. 249.

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Rousselet-Perraut, K.

P. Haguenauer, J.-P. Berger, K. Rousselet-Perraut, P. Kern, F. Malbet, I. Schanen-Duport, and P. Benech, Appl. Opt. 39, 2130 (2000).
[CrossRef]

F. Malbet, P. Kern, I. Schanen-Duport, J. P. Berger, K. Rousselet-Perraut, and P. Benech, Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 138, 1 (1999).

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P. Haguenauer, J.-P. Berger, K. Rousselet-Perraut, P. Kern, F. Malbet, I. Schanen-Duport, and P. Benech, Appl. Opt. 39, 2130 (2000).
[CrossRef]

F. Malbet, P. Kern, I. Schanen-Duport, J. P. Berger, K. Rousselet-Perraut, and P. Benech, Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 138, 1 (1999).

Simohamed, L. M.

G. Huss, L. M. Simohamed, and F. Reynaud, Opt. Commun. 182, 71 (2000).
[CrossRef]

L. M. Simohamed and F. Reynaud, Opt. Commun. 159, 118 (1999).
[CrossRef]

L. M. Simohamed and F. Reynaud, Pure Appl. Opt. 6, 37 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (3)

Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. (1)

F. Malbet, P. Kern, I. Schanen-Duport, J. P. Berger, K. Rousselet-Perraut, and P. Benech, Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 138, 1 (1999).

Electron. Lett. (1)

E. Delaire and F. Reynaud, Electron. Lett. 29, 1717 (1993).

Opt. Commun. (2)

L. M. Simohamed and F. Reynaud, Opt. Commun. 159, 118 (1999).
[CrossRef]

G. Huss, L. M. Simohamed, and F. Reynaud, Opt. Commun. 182, 71 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Pure Appl. Opt. (1)

L. M. Simohamed and F. Reynaud, Pure Appl. Opt. 6, 37 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

P. J. Lena, ed., Interferometry in Optical Astronomy, Proc. SPIE4006 (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Bellingham, Wash., to be published).

F. Reynaud and H. Lagorceix, in Proceedings of the Conference Astrofib’96: Integrated Optics for Astronomical Interferometry, P. Kern and F. Malbet, eds., (Bastianelli-Guirimand, Grenoble, France, 1996), p. 249.

P. Connes and F. Reynaud, in Proceedings of the ESO Conference on High Resolution Imaging by InterferometryF. Merkle and J. Beckers, eds. (European Southern Observatory, Garching-München, Germany, 1988), p. 1117.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic drawing of a space interferometer pointing to a star.

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Fig. 2

Experimental setup.

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Fig. 3

Planar component.

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Fig. 4

Contrast versus air-path difference compensated for by the fiber delay line.

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