5 July 2000 AMBER: the near-infrared focal instrument for the Very Large Telescope Interferometer
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AMBER is a focal instrument for the Very Large Telescope Interferometer working in the near infrared from 1.1 to 2.4 micrometers . It has been designed having in mind the General User of interferometric observations and the full range of his possible astrophysical programs. However the three programs used to define the key specifications have been the study of Young Stellar Objects, the study of Active Galactic Nuclei dust tori and broad line regions and the measure of masses and spectra of hot Extra Solar Planets. AMBER combines up to three beams produced by the VLTI 8 m Unit Telescopes equipped with Adaptive Optics and/or by the 1.8 m Auxiliary Telescopes. The fringes are dispersed with resolutions ranging from 35 to 10000. It is optimized for high accuracy single mode measurements of the absolute visibility, of the variation of the visibility and phase with wavelength (differential interferometry) and of phase closure relations with three telescopes. The instrument and its software are designed to allow a highly automated user friendly operation and an easy maintenance.
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Romain Gueorguiev Petrov, Romain Gueorguiev Petrov, Fabien Malbet, Fabien Malbet, Andrea Richichi, Andrea Richichi, Karl-Heinz Hofmann, Karl-Heinz Hofmann, Denis Mourard, Denis Mourard, Karim Agabi, Karim Agabi, Pierre Antonelli, Pierre Antonelli, Eric Aristidi, Eric Aristidi, Carlo Baffa, Carlo Baffa, Udo Beckmann, Udo Beckmann, Philippe Berio, Philippe Berio, Yves Bresson, Yves Bresson, Frederic Cassaing, Frederic Cassaing, Alain Chelli, Alain Chelli, Albrecht Dreiss, Albrecht Dreiss, Michel Dugue, Michel Dugue, Gilles Duvert, Gilles Duvert, Thierry Forveille, Thierry Forveille, E. Fossat, E. Fossat, Sandro Gennari, Sandro Gennari, M. Geng, M. Geng, Andre Glentzlin, Andre Glentzlin, Daniel Kamm, Daniel Kamm, Stephane Lagarde, Stephane Lagarde, Etienne LeCoarer, Etienne LeCoarer, Danielle LeContel, Danielle LeContel, John Michel LeContel, John Michel LeContel, Franco Lisi, Franco Lisi, Bruno Lopez, Bruno Lopez, Gilbert Mars, Gilbert Mars, Gregoire Martinot-Lagarde, Gregoire Martinot-Lagarde, Djamel Mekarnia, Djamel Mekarnia, Jean-Louis Monin, Jean-Louis Monin, David Mouillet, David Mouillet, Christian Perrier-Bellet, Christian Perrier-Bellet, Pascal Puget, Pascal Puget, Yves Rabbia, Yves Rabbia, Sylvestre Rebattu, Sylvestre Rebattu, Francois Reynaud, Francois Reynaud, Sylvie Robbe-Dubois, Sylvie Robbe-Dubois, Karine Perraut-Rousselet, Karine Perraut-Rousselet, Michel Sacchettini, Michel Sacchettini, Markus Schoeller, Markus Schoeller, Isabelle Tallon-Bosc, Isabelle Tallon-Bosc, Gerd Weigelt, Gerd Weigelt, "AMBER: the near-infrared focal instrument for the Very Large Telescope Interferometer", Proc. SPIE 4006, Interferometry in Optical Astronomy, (5 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390256; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.390256
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