5 July 2000 Preliminary laboratory experiment on an all-guided stellar interferometer using highly birefringent silica fiber
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We report an experiment demonstrating the potential of optical fibers in the design of stellar interferometers for space missions. For the first time to our knowledge, only guided optics components are used to achieve the different basic functions of a stellar interferometer: optical field propagation from the telescope to the mixing station; delay line to synchronize the field to be mixed; and optical fiber couplers to split and recombine the beams.
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Guillaume Huss, Guillaume Huss, Lotfy Simohamed, Lotfy Simohamed, Francois Reynaud, Francois Reynaud, "Preliminary laboratory experiment on an all-guided stellar interferometer using highly birefringent silica fiber", Proc. SPIE 4006, Interferometry in Optical Astronomy, (5 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390186; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.390186
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