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27 June 2006 Nulling interferometry for exoplanet detection using polarization properties
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We present a new type of nulling interferometer that makes use of polarization properties to have on-axis destructive interference. The proposed design, which only involves commercial components and no achromatic device, is also suitable for internal modulation. This type of interferometer should enable a high rejection ratio in a theoretically unlimited spectral band. We implemented that concept on a two-beam white-light interferometer and we present here the first experimental results.
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Julien Spronck, Silvania F. Pereira, and Joseph J. M. Braat "Nulling interferometry for exoplanet detection using polarization properties", Proc. SPIE 6268, Advances in Stellar Interferometry, 62681B (27 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.670291; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.670291
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