The coupling performance of photonic crystal fibres in fibre stellar interferometry

J. Corbett, A. Dabirian, T. Butterley, Niels Asger Mortensen, J.R. Allington-Smith

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    Abstract

    Large mode area (LMA), single-mode photonic crystal fibres (PCFs) have the potential to provide significant instrumental advantages in fibre stellar interferometry, due to their broadband attenuation spectrum, endlessly single-moded performance and very large core size. We investigate the theoretical performance of coupling the telescope point spread function directly into LMA PCFs. We find that a single LMA fibre can replace as many as three step-index fibres for atmospheric seeing characterized by D-T/r(o) >= 2 with approximately the same coupling performance and a slower feed from the telescope. This could lead to considerable simplification of broad-band fibre interferometers.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
    Volume368
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)203-210
    ISSN0035-8711
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

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    Corbett, J., Dabirian, A., Butterley, T., Mortensen, N. A., & Allington-Smith, J. R. (2006). The coupling performance of photonic crystal fibres in fibre stellar interferometry. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 368(1), 203-210.
    Corbett, J. ; Dabirian, A. ; Butterley, T. ; Mortensen, Niels Asger ; Allington-Smith, J.R. / The coupling performance of photonic crystal fibres in fibre stellar interferometry. In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 2006 ; Vol. 368, No. 1. pp. 203-210.
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    Corbett, J, Dabirian, A, Butterley, T, Mortensen, NA & Allington-Smith, JR 2006, 'The coupling performance of photonic crystal fibres in fibre stellar interferometry', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 368, no. 1, pp. 203-210.

    The coupling performance of photonic crystal fibres in fibre stellar interferometry. / Corbett, J.; Dabirian, A.; Butterley, T.; Mortensen, Niels Asger; Allington-Smith, J.R.

    In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 368, No. 1, 2006, p. 203-210.

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    Corbett J, Dabirian A, Butterley T, Mortensen NA, Allington-Smith JR. The coupling performance of photonic crystal fibres in fibre stellar interferometry. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 2006;368(1):203-210.