Development of IR Single Mode Optical Fibers for DARWIN-nulling Interferometry

Shahina M. C. Abdulla, Lun-Kai Cheng, Boudewijn v.d. Bosch, Niels Dijkhuizen, Remco Nieuwland, Wim Gielesen, Jaques Lucas, Catherine Boussard-Plédel, Clément Conseil, Bruno Bureau, João Pereira Do Carmo

Abstract

The DARWIN mission aims to detect weak infra-red emission lines from distant orbiting earth-like planets using nulling interferometry. This requires filtering of wavefront errors using single mode waveguides operating at a wavelength range of 6.5-20 µm. This article describes the optical design of the fibers, the manufacturing protocol, the packaging for operating at cryogenic environment and various optical characterisations performed. The latter includes investigation on the effect of gold and silver absorption coatings, anti-reflection coating, fiber length on higher order mode suppression and attenuation of the fibers.

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M. C. Abdulla S., Cheng L., v.d. Bosch B., Dijkhuizen N., Nieuwland R., Gielesen W., Lucas J., Boussard-Plédel C., Conseil C., Bureau B. and Pereira Do Carmo J. (2014). Development of IR Single Mode Optical Fibers for DARWIN-nulling Interferometry . In Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS, ISBN 978-989-758-008-6, pages 11-20. DOI: 10.5220/0004674600110020


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@conference{photoptics14,
author={Shahina M. C. Abdulla and Lun-Kai Cheng and Boudewijn v.d. Bosch and Niels Dijkhuizen and Remco Nieuwland and Wim Gielesen and Jaques Lucas and Catherine Boussard-Plédel and Clément Conseil and Bruno Bureau and João Pereira Do Carmo},
title={Development of IR Single Mode Optical Fibers for DARWIN-nulling Interferometry},
booktitle={Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS,},
year={2014},
pages={11-20},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004674600110020},
isbn={978-989-758-008-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS,
TI - Development of IR Single Mode Optical Fibers for DARWIN-nulling Interferometry
SN - 978-989-758-008-6
AU - M. C. Abdulla S.
AU - Cheng L.
AU - v.d. Bosch B.
AU - Dijkhuizen N.
AU - Nieuwland R.
AU - Gielesen W.
AU - Lucas J.
AU - Boussard-Plédel C.
AU - Conseil C.
AU - Bureau B.
AU - Pereira Do Carmo J.
PY - 2014
SP - 11
EP - 20
DO - 10.5220/0004674600110020