We present a complete two-telescope version of a fiber-linked coherent array that is meant to be used for mounting on the dish of a radio telescope. This was built with 20-cm amateur telescopes and includes three different servo subsystems for guiding, nulling of the air path difference, and fiber length control. Laboratory tests of the fully integrated system in front of a star simulator are described.
© 1995 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 7, 1993
Revised Manuscript: June 27, 1994
Published: May 1, 1995
J. J. Alleman, F. Reynaud, and P. Connes, "Fiber-linked telescope array: description and laboratory tests of a two-channel prototype," Appl. Opt. 34, 2284-2294 (1995)