20 October 2004 The Michigan Infrared Combiner (MIRC): IR imaging with the CHARA Array
Author Affiliations +
We present the design of the Michigan Infra-Red Combiner (MIRC). MIRC is planned for deployment at the Georgia State University CHARA array to simultaneously combine all six telescope beams in an image-plane combiner. The novel design incorporates spatial-filtering with single-mode fiber optics, a synthetic (densified) pupil, and a low-resolution spectrometer to allow good calibration and efficient aperture synthesis imaging in the near-infrared. In addition, the focalization and spectrometer optics can accommodate an integrated optics component with minimal re-alignment. The MIRC concept can be scaled-up for interferometer arrays with more telescopes.
© (2004) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
John D. Monnier, John D. Monnier, Jean-Philippe Berger, Jean-Philippe Berger, Rafael Millan-Gabet, Rafael Millan-Gabet, Theo A. ten Brummelaar, Theo A. ten Brummelaar, "The Michigan Infrared Combiner (MIRC): IR imaging with the CHARA Array", Proc. SPIE 5491, New Frontiers in Stellar Interferometry, (20 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.550804; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.550804


Five years of imaging at CHARA with MIRC
Proceedings of SPIE (September 11 2012)
Imaging the surface of Altair and a MIRC update
Proceedings of SPIE (July 14 2008)
Infrared spectrometer/imager for the ESO VLT
Proceedings of SPIE (June 30 1990)
VIRTIS H a high spectral resolution channel for the...
Proceedings of SPIE (November 15 2000)

Back to Top