28 July 2008 Characterization of integrated optics components for the second generation of VLTI instruments
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Two of the three instruments proposed to ESO for the second generation instrumentation of the VLTI would use integrated optics for beam combination. Several design are studied, including co-axial and multi-axial recombination. An extensive quantity of combiners are therefore under test in our laboratories. We will present the various components, and the method used to validate and compare the different combiners. Finally, we will discuss the performances and their implication for both VSI and Gravity VLTI instruments.
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S. Lacour, S. Lacour, L. Jocou, L. Jocou, T. Moulin, T. Moulin, P. R. Labeye, P. R. Labeye, M. Benisty, M. Benisty, J.-P. Berger, J.-P. Berger, A. Delboulbé, A. Delboulbé, X. Haubois, X. Haubois, E. Herwats, E. Herwats, P. Y. Kern, P. Y. Kern, F. Malbet, F. Malbet, K. Rousselet-Perraut, K. Rousselet-Perraut, G. Perrin, G. Perrin, } "Characterization of integrated optics components for the second generation of VLTI instruments", Proc. SPIE 7013, Optical and Infrared Interferometry, 701316 (28 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789795; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.789795
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