EAS Publications Series
Volume 8, 2003Astronomy with High Contrast Imaging
|Page(s)||319 - 325|
|Published online||28 May 2003|
Claude Aime and Rémi Soummer (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 8 (2003) 319-325
The MAII project: preparation to the IRSI/Darwin mission
Alcatel Space, Cannes, France
2 SAGEIS-CSO, Grenoble, France
3 IMEP, Grenoble, France
4 LETI, Grenoble, France
5 ESA, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
In the frame of ESA's DARWIN mission technological studies, Alcatel Space, supported by ESA, is designing and manufacturing a nulling interferometer whose aim is to demonstrate in laboratory the extinction of a point source with a stable nulling ratio of 10-6. This breadboard is presented with emphasis on the integrated optics beam combiner.
© EAS, EDP Sciences, 2003
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