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Opto-thermo-mechanical numerical simulations of 3 different concepts of infrared achromatic phase shifters

Chazelas, Bruno and Valette, Claude and Lépine, Thierry and Barillot, Marc and Brachet, Frank and Dervaux, Sebastien and Fressin, François and Gay, Jean and Gadret, Gregory and Labèque, Alain and Launhardt, Ralph and Mangin, Jacques and Mawet, Dimitri and Ollivier, Marc and Rabbia, Elke and Schmidt, Elke (2004) Opto-thermo-mechanical numerical simulations of 3 different concepts of infrared achromatic phase shifters. In: New Frontiers in Stellar Interferometry. Proceedings of SPIE. No.5491. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 689-697. ISBN 9780819454232.

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The Darwin/TPF mission aims at detecting directly extra solar planets. It is based on the nulling interferometry, concept proposed by Bracewell in 1978, and developed since 1995 in several European and American laboratories. One of the key optical devices for this technique is the achromatic phase shifter (APS). This optical component is designed to produce a π phase shift over the whole Darwin spectral range (i.e. 6-18 μm), and will be experimentally tested on the NULLTIMATE consortium nulling test bench (Labèque et al). Three different concepts of APS are being simulated: dispersive plates focus crossing and field reversal. In this paper, we show how thermal, mechanical and optical models are merged into a single robust model, allowing a global numerical simulation of the optical component performances. We show how these simulations help us to optimizing the design and present results of the numerical model.

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Mawet, Dimitri0000-0002-8895-4735
Additional Information:© 2004 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). October 20, 2004. This work has been done under The ESA contract N°17 005/02/NL/JA. It would not have been possible without the help of the whole NULLTIMATE CONSORTIUM e.g : Alcatel Space, OCA, Kayser Threde .... , the PhD grant of the author (B.C.) is funded by CNRS and ALCATEL SPACE Industries.
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Subject Keywords:Darwin, numerical simulation, achromatic phase shifter, Nulling, Interferometry
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Issue or Number:5491
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Official Citation:Bruno Chazelas ; Claude Valette ; Thierry Lepine ; Marc Barillot ; Frank Brachet, et al. "Opto-thermo-mechanical numerical simulations of three different concepts of infrared achromatic phase shifters", Proc. SPIE 5491, New Frontiers in Stellar Interferometry, 689 (October 20, 2004); doi:10.1117/12.551587
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