21 July 2010 PIONIER: a visitor instrument for VLTI
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PIONIER is a 4-telescope visitor instrument for the VLTI, planned to see its first fringes in 2010. It combines four ATs or four UTs using a pairwise ABCD integrated optics combiner that can also be used in scanning mode. It provides low spectral resolution in H and K band. PIONIER is designed for imaging with a specific emphasis on fast fringe recording to allow closure-phases and visibilities to be precisely measured. In this work we provide the detailed description of the instrument and present its updated status.
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J.-P. Berger, J.-P. Berger, G. Zins, G. Zins, B. Lazareff, B. Lazareff, J.-B. Lebouquin, J.-B. Lebouquin, L. Jocou, L. Jocou, P. Kern, P. Kern, R. Millan-Gabet, R. Millan-Gabet, W. Traub, W. Traub, P. Haguenauer, P. Haguenauer, O. Absil, O. Absil, J.-C. Augereau, J.-C. Augereau, M. Benisty, M. Benisty, N. Blind, N. Blind, X. Bonfils, X. Bonfils, A. Delboulbe, A. Delboulbe, P. Feautrier, P. Feautrier, M. Germain, M. Germain, D. Gillier, D. Gillier, P. Gitton, P. Gitton, M. Kiekebusch, M. Kiekebusch, J. Knudstrup, J. Knudstrup, J.-L. Lizon, J.-L. Lizon, Y. Magnard, Y. Magnard, F. Malbet, F. Malbet, D. Maurel, D. Maurel, F. Menard, F. Menard, M. Micallef, M. Micallef, L. Michaud, L. Michaud, S. Morel, S. Morel, T. Moulin, T. Moulin, D. Popovic, D. Popovic, K. Perraut, K. Perraut, P. Rabou, P. Rabou, S. Rochat, S. Rochat, F. Roussel, F. Roussel, A. Roux, A. Roux, E. Stadler, E. Stadler, E. Tatulli, E. Tatulli, } "PIONIER: a visitor instrument for VLTI", Proc. SPIE 7734, Optical and Infrared Interferometry II, 773435 (21 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.858647; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.858647
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