FIRST, a pupil-remapping fiber interferometer at the Subaru Telescope: On-sky results

S. Vievard, E. Huby, S. Lacour, K. Barjot, G. Martin, N. Cvetojevic, V. Deo, O. Guyon, J. Lozi, T. Kotani, N. Jovanovic, F. Marchis, G. Duchêne, V. Lapeyrere, D. Rouan, G. Perrin

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FIRST, the Fibered Imager foR a Single Telescope, is a spectro-imager using single-mode fibers for pupil remap- ping, allowing measurements beyond the telescope diffraction limit. Integrated on the Subaru Coronagraphic Extreme Adaptive Optics instrument at the Subaru Telescope, it benefits from a very stable visible light wave- front allowing to acquire long exposure and operate on significantly fainter sources than previously possible. On-sky results demonstrated the ability of the instrument to detect stellar companions separated 43mas in the case of the Capella binary system. A similar approach on an extremely large telescope would offer unique scientific opportunities for companion detection and characterization at very high angular resolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging VII
EditorsPeter G. Tuthill, Antoine Merand, Stephanie Sallum
ISBN (Electronic)9781510636798
StatePublished - 2020
EventOptical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging VII 2020 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: Dec 14 2020Dec 22 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceOptical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging VII 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online


  • High angular resolution
  • High contrast imaging
  • Interferometry
  • Pupil remapping
  • Single-mode fibers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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