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Robin Laurance nulling interferometers

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Anders Karlsson

European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)

Bertrand P. Mennesson

Univ. of Leiden (USA)

Proc. SPIE 4006, Interferometry in Optical Astronomy, 871 (July 5, 2000); doi:10.1117/12.390168
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  • Interferometry in Optical Astronomy
  • Pierre J. Lena; Andreas Quirrenbach
  • Munich, Germany | March 27, 2000

abstract

In the DARWIN study, the European Space Agency has for several years investigated the possibilities for a mission, dedicated to direct detection of earth-like life on extra- solar planets. The detection technique is based on nulling interferometry, i.e. suppression of the on-axis star, such that only light from orbiting planet(s) remains. The concept of Generalized Angel's Cross (GAC) is introduced. A GAC is a nulling interferometer made up of four telescopes, all at equal distance from the interferometer's center and flown in one plane perpendicular to the common optical axis.

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Anders Karlsson and Bertrand P. Mennesson
"Robin Laurance nulling interferometers", Proc. SPIE 4006, Interferometry in Optical Astronomy, 871 (July 5, 2000); doi:10.1117/12.390168; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.390168


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