1 September 2009 Analysis of some rotational shearing interferometers to detect extrasolar planets
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We discuss different arrangements of rotational shearing interferometers intended for the observation of faint companions to nearby stars. Several methods have been proposed for nullifying the radiation of the star to enable the detection planet. One proposal is the rotational shearing interferometer (RSI). The concept of the RSI is based on the idea of comparing a wave front to a rotated version of the wave front. We analyze different previously proposed arrangements of the RSI and find that some represents different instruments.
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Maximiliano Galan, Maximiliano Galan, Marija Strojnik, Marija Strojnik, Gonzalo Paez, Gonzalo Paez, } "Analysis of some rotational shearing interferometers to detect extrasolar planets", Proc. SPIE 7453, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XVII, 74530X (1 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.826632; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.826632
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