EAS Publications Series
Volume 12, 2004Astronomy with High Contrast Imaging II
|Page(s)||255 - 261|
|Published online||11 October 2004|
C. Aime and R. Soummer (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 12 (2004) 255-261
Nulling interferometric breadboard using integrated optics: results of the first integration phase
Alcatel Space, Cannes, France
2 SAGEIS-CSO, Grenoble, France
3 IMEP, Grenoble, France
4 LETI, Grenoble, France
5 LAOG, Grenoble, France
6 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. The results of the first integration phase of this breadboard is presented in this paper.
© EAS, EDP Sciences, 2004
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