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1 LAOG - Laboratoire d-Astrophysique de Grenoble 2 ESO - European Southern Observatory 3 LUAN - Laboratoire Universitaire d-Astrophysique de Nice 4 LG - Laboratoire Gemini

Abstract : We present the current performances of the AMBER - VLTI instrument in terms of differential observables differential phase and differential visibility and show that we are already able to reach a sufficient precision for very low mass companions spectroscopy and mass characterization. We perform some extrapolations with the knowledge of the current limitations of the instrument facility. We show that with the current setup of the AMBER instrument, we can already reach $3\sigma = 10^{-3}$ radians and have the potential to some low mass companions characterization Brown dwarves or hypothetical very hot Extra Solar Giant Planets. With some upgrades of the VLTI infrastructure, improvements of the instrument calibration and improvements of the observing strategy, we will be able to reach $3\sigma = 10^{-4}$ radians and will have the potential to perform Extra Solar Giant Planets spectroscopy and mass characterization.

Keywords : techniques: interferometric stars: planetary systems instrumentation: high angular resolution

Author: Florentin Millour - Martin Vannier - R. Petrov - Bruno Lopez - Frederik Rantakiro -

Source: https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/


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