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28 July 2008 Polar-interferometry: what can be learnt from the IOTA/IONIC experiment
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We report the first near-IR polar-interferometric observations, performed at the IOTA array using its integrated optics combiner IONIC. Fringes have been obtained on calibration stars and resolved late-type giants. Optical modeling of the array and dedicated laboratory measures allowed us to confirm the good accuracy obtained on the calibrated polarized visibilities and closure phases. However, no evidences for polarimetric features at high angular resolution have been detected. The simulations and the results presented here open several perspectives for polar-interferometry, especially in the context of fibered, single-mode combiners.
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Jean-Baptiste Le Bouquin, Karine Rousselet-Perraut, Jean-Philippe Berger, Emilie Herwats, Myriam Benisty, Olivier Absil, Denis Defrere, John Monnier, and Wesley Traub "Polar-interferometry: what can be learnt from the IOTA/IONIC experiment", Proc. SPIE 7013, Optical and Infrared Interferometry, 70130F (28 July 2008);


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