20 October 2004 The potential of conductive waveguides for nulling interferometry
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Abstract
We report on a novel approach for implementing a dual Bracewell nulling interferometric beam combiner using miniature conductive waveguides contained in a single monolithic structure. We present modeling results for these devices at mid-infrared wavelengths. Potential applications for these devices in the Terrestrial Planet Finder mission are discussed.
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Udo J. Wehmeier, Mark R. Swain, Christian Y. Drouet d'Aubigny, Dathon R. Golish, Christopher K. Walker, "The potential of conductive waveguides for nulling interferometry", Proc. SPIE 5491, New Frontiers in Stellar Interferometry, (20 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.549954; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.549954
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Waveguides

Nulling interferometry

Mid-IR

Integrated optics

Computer aided design

Information operations

Interferometers

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