20 October 2004 APreS-MIDI, APerture Synthesis in the MID-infrared with the VLTI
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We are studying an optical concept aiming at recombining four mid-infrared telescope beams, where interference fringes are sampled in the pupil plane. Such a principle is perfectly adapted for reconstructing images by aperture synthesis with teh VLTI. It could be used for building a new generation 10 μm instrument, but instead of doing a totally new instrument, we propose the design of an optical module that can supply the surrent MIDI-VLTI instrument with 4 beams. The combined use of this module together with the MIDI instrument is the project called APreS-MIDI. Such an instrument at the VLTI focus will have an unique and very strong astrophysical potential.
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Bruno Lopez, Bruno Lopez, Frank Przygodda, Frank Przygodda, Sebastian Wolf, Sebastian Wolf, Michel Dugue, Michel Dugue, Uwe Graser, Uwe Graser, Philippe B. Gitton, Philippe B. Gitton, Philippe Mathias, Philippe Mathias, Pierre Antonelli, Pierre Antonelli, J. C. Augereau, J. C. Augereau, Nicole Berruyer, Nicole Berruyer, Yves Bresson, Yves Bresson, Olivier Chesneau, Olivier Chesneau, Anne Dutrey, Anne Dutrey, Sebastien Flament, Sebastien Flament, Annelie Glazenborg, Annelie Glazenborg, Andreas Glindemann, Andreas Glindemann, Thomas Henning, Thomas Henning, Karl-Heinz Hofmann, Karl-Heinz Hofmann, Yves Hugues, Yves Hugues, Stephane Lagarde, Stephane Lagarde, Christoph Leinert, Christoph Leinert, Klaus Meisenheimer, Klaus Meisenheimer, Jean-Luc Menut, Jean-Luc Menut, Ralf-Rainer Rohloff, Ralf-Rainer Rohloff, Alain Roussel, Alain Roussel, Eric M. Thiebaut, Eric M. Thiebaut, Gerd P. Weigelt, Gerd P. Weigelt, } "APreS-MIDI, APerture Synthesis in the MID-infrared with the VLTI", Proc. SPIE 5491, New Frontiers in Stellar Interferometry, (20 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551419; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.551419


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