Abstract

The designs of various achromatic phase shifters (APSs) envisaged for nulling interferometry and the search for extrasolar planets or systems from space are discussed in this Letter. It is shown that APS designs can sensibly influence the performance achieved by a simple Bracewell interferometer if they introduce a field of view (FoV) reversal and a pupil flip along one interferometer arm. Analytical and numerical simulations are presented, showing severe signal-to-noise ratio loss and a weak capacity for serendipitous discoveries. The use of FoV-reversal APS should therefore be restricted to the characterization of already known extrasolar planets rather than to their detection.

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Appl. Opt. (2)

Astron. Astrophys. (2)

M. Gillon, F. Courbin, P. Magain, and B. Borguet, Astron. Astrophys. 442, 731 (2005).

O. Absil, R. den Hartog, P. Gondoin, P. Fabry, R. Wilhelm, P. Gitton, and F. Puech, Astron. Astrophys. 448, 787 (2006).

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C. R. Acad. Sci., Ser. IIb: Mec., Phys., Chim., Astron. (1)

J. Gay and Y. Rabbia, C. R. Acad. Sci., Ser. IIb: Mec., Phys., Chim., Astron. 322, 265 (1996).

Icarus (2)

R. N. Bracewell and R. H. MacPhie, Icarus 38, 136 (1979).
[CrossRef]

A. Léger, J. M. Mariotti, B. Menesson, M. Ollivier, J. L. Puget, D. Rouan, and J. Schneider, Icarus 123, 249 (1996).
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J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (1)

Nature (1)

M. Mayor and D. Queloz, Nature 378, 355 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE (3)

M. Fridlund, in Proc. SPIE 5491, 227 (2004).

A. L. Mieremet, J. Braat, H. Bokhove, and K. Ravel, in Proc. SPIE 4006, 1035 (2000).

E. Serabyn, in Proc. SPIE 4838, 594 (2003).

Other (1)

Y. Rabbia, J. Gay, J. P. Rivet, and J. L. Schneider, in Proceedings of GENIE-DRAWIN Workshop--Hunting for Planets, H.Lacoste, ed., ESA SP-522 (European Space Agency, 2003), p. 7.1.

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