Second generation instrumentation for the VLTI: The french VLTI connection

Authors: Mourard, D.1; Lardiere, O.2; Lopez, B.3; Malbet, F.4; Stee, P.3

Source: Astrophysics and Space Science, Volume 286, Numbers 1-2, 2003 , pp. 291-296(6)

Publisher: Springer

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We describe the current French ideas for the instrumentation of the second generation of the VLTI. Instruments concepts addressed include: integrated optics beam combiner, extension of MIDI to a four beam facility, extension of AMBER to the visible and a densified pupil direct imaging beam combiner.

Keywords: VLTI; instrumentation

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Observatoire de la C\^ote d'Azur; E-mail: 2: Observatoire de Haute Provence 3: Observatoire de la C\^ote d'Azur 4: Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de l'Observatoire de Grenoble, France

Publication date: January 1, 2003

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