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Tests of achromatic phase shifters performed on the SYNAPSE test bench: a progress report

Gabor, Pavel and Schuller, Peter A. and Chazelas, Bruno and Decaudin, Michel and Labèque, Alain and Duret, Philippe and Rabbia, Yves and Launhardt, Ralf and Gay, Jean and Sodnik, Zoran and Barillot, Marc and Brachet, Frank and Laurent, Thomas and Jacquinod, Sophie and Vandormael, Denis and Loicq, Jérôme and Mawet, Dimitri and Ollivier, Marc and Léger, Alain (2008) Tests of achromatic phase shifters performed on the SYNAPSE test bench: a progress report. In: Optical and Infrared Interferometry. Proceedings of SPIE. No.7013. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 70134O. ISBN 9780819472236.

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The achromatic phase shifter (APS) is a component of the Bracewell nulling interferometer studied in preparation for future space missions (viz. Darwin/TPF-I) focusing on spectroscopic study of Earth-like exo-planets. Several possible designs of such an optical subsystem exist. Four approaches were selected for further study. Thales Alenia Space developed a dielectric prism APS. A focus crossing APS prototype was developed by the OCA, Nice, France. A field reversal APS prototype was prepared by the MPIA in Heidelberg, Germany. Centre Spatial de Liege develops a concept based on Fresnel's rhombs. This paper presents a progress report on the current work aiming at evaluating these prototypes on the Synapse test bench at the Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale in Orsay, France.

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Additional Information:© 2008 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). July 14, 2008. This work was supported by Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (action R&T, n. R-506/SU-002-022) and Agence N ationale de la Recherche (theme blanc, n. 5A 0617).
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Centre National d'Études Spatiales (CNES)R-506/SU-002-022
Agence Nationale pour la Recherche (ANR)5A 0617
Subject Keywords:Nulling interferometry, exoplanets, infrared spectroscopy, Darwin/TPF-I, achromatic phase shifters
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Issue or Number:7013
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Official Citation:Pavel Gabor ; Peter A. Schuller ; Bruno Chazelas ; Michel Decaudin ; Alain Labèque, et al. "Tests of achromatic phase shifters performed on the SYNAPSE test bench: a progress report", Proc. SPIE 7013, Optical and Infrared Interferometry, 70134O (July 14, 2008); doi:10.1117/12.789269
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