5 July 2000 Technical update of the CHARA array
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The CHARA array achieved first fringes late last year and is currently being expanded on Mount Wilson CA. This presentation is a follow on from the overview given by Hal McAlister and will give more technical detail on the optical systems, with a focus on the telescopes, the delay lines, the control system, and the beam combining scheme. Combining more than three beams is not a simple problem with no obvious best solution, and we have by no means locked ourselves into a particular design. Preliminary designs will be shown, the first beam combiner will also be discussed along with our plans for future development.
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Theo Armand ten Brummelaar, Theo Armand ten Brummelaar, William G. Bagnuolo, William G. Bagnuolo, Harold A. McAlister, Harold A. McAlister, Stephen T. Ridgway, Stephen T. Ridgway, Laszlo Sturmann, Laszlo Sturmann, Judit Sturmann, Judit Sturmann, Nils Henning Turner, Nils Henning Turner, } "Technical update of the CHARA array", Proc. SPIE 4006, Interferometry in Optical Astronomy, (5 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390254; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.390254
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