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Paper: A Pictorial Essay of the CHARA Array
Volume: 194, Working on the Fringe: Optical and IR Interferometry from Ground and Space
Page: 248
Authors: Ten Brummelaar, T.
Abstract: The CHARA array is currently under construction on Mount Wilson CA. This presentation is a follow on from the overview given by Hal McAlister and will give more technical detail on the downstream optical systems, with a focus on the beam combining systems, delay lines and tip/tilt detection scheme. Combining more than three beams is not a simple problem with no obvious 'best' solution, and we have by no means locked ourselves into a particular design. Preliminary designs will be shown, the first beam combiner will also be discussed along with our plans for future development.
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