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Spronck, J. (author), Pereira, S.F. (author), Braat, J.J.M. (author)
We show the theoretical limitations of a multi-axial nulling interferometer with respect to longitudinal polarization. We furthermore analyze the filtering capabilities of a single-mode fiber in this case.
conference paper 2007
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Spronck, J. (author), Vosteen, L.L.A. (author), Pereira, S.F. (author), Braat, J.J.M. (author)
We present the design of a new testbed experiment to demonstrate nulling interferometry using polarization properties. This three-beam set-up is perfectly symmetric with respect to the number of reflections and transmissions and should therefore allow a high rejection ratio in a wide spectral band.
conference paper 2007
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Spronck, J. (author), Pereira, S.F. (author), Braat, J.J.M. (author)
We present a new type of nulling interferometer that makes use of polarization properties to have on-axis destructive interference. The proposed design, which only involves commercial components and no achromatic device, is also suitable for internal modulation. This type of interferometer should enable a high rejection ratio in a theoretically...
conference paper 2006
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Spronck, J. (author), Pereira, S.F. (author), Braat, J.J.M. (author)
We discuss the previously-reported measurements of a three-beam nulling interferometer without achromatic phase-shifters, using delay lines only. The theoretical rejection ratio of a few thousand has not been achieved experimentally. In order to explain the obtained results, some direct spectral and polarization measurements have been performed....
conference paper 2006
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Spronck, J. (author), Pereira, S.F. (author), Braat, J.J.M. (author)
We introduce a new concept of nulling interferometer without any achromatic device, using polarization properties of light. This type of interferometer should enable a high rejection ratio in a theoretically unlimited spectral band. We analyze several consequences of the proposed design, notably, the possibility of fast internal modulation.
journal article 2006
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Spronck, J. (author), Pereira, S.F. (author), Braat, J.J.M. (author)
We introduce the concept of chromatism compensation in nulling interferometry that enables a high rejection ratio in a wide spectral band. Therefore the achromaticity condition considered in most nulling interferometers can be relaxed. We show that this chromatism compensation cannot be applied to a two-beam nulling interferometer, and we make...
journal article 2006
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