5 July 2000 AMBER: optical design and expected performance
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AMBER, Astronomical Multi BEam combineR, is the near- infrared instrument dedicated to the VLTI. It is presently designed to work with three of either the 8 m or the 1.8 m telescopes from 1 to 2.5 micrometers . Given the expected scientific performance and requirements for AMBER, we derived the functional analysis leading to the present optical configuration using optical fibers to spatially filter the wavefront perturbations, and dispersed fringes. The expected performance is presented in terms of optical quality and sensitivity to misalignments.
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Sylvie Robbe-Dubois, Pierre Antonelli, Udo Beckmann, Yves Bresson, Sandro Gennari, Stephane Lagarde, Franco Lisi, Fabien Malbet, Gregoire Martinot-Lagarde, Yves Rabbia, Sylvestre Rebattu, Francois Reynaud, Karine Perraut-Rousselet, Romain Gueorguiev Petrov, "AMBER: optical design and expected performance", Proc. SPIE 4006, Interferometry in Optical Astronomy, (5 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390212; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.390212
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