Status Report

Beam combination schemes and technologies for the Planet Formation Imager (PFI)

By SpaceRef Editor
August 5, 2016
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Stefano Minardi, Sylvestre Lacour, Jean-Philippe Berger, Lucas Labadie, Robert R. Thomson, Chris Haniff, Michael Ireland
(Submitted on 1 Aug 2016)

The Planet Formation Imager (PFI) initiative aims at developing the next generation large scale facility for imaging astronomical optical interferometry operating in the mid-infrared. Here we report on the progress of the Planet Formation Imager Technical Working Group on the beam-combination instruments. We will discuss various available options for the science and fringe-tracker beam combination instruments, ranging from direct imaging, to non-redundant fiber arrays, to integrated optics solutions. Besides considering basic characteristics of the schemes, we will investigate the maturity of the available technological platforms at near- and mid-infrared wavelengths.

Comments: 17 pages, 7 figures, Proceedings of SPIE 2016
Subjects: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM)
Cite as: arXiv:1608.00586 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:1608.00586v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)
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From: Stefan Kraus
[v1] Mon, 1 Aug 2016 20:00:08 GMT (1383kb,D)


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