We have investigated the potential for using single-mode fiber optics to link two or more telescopes in a large optical to near-IR astronomical interferometer. On an optical bench, we observed the effects of dispersion, temperature, and birefringence on wide-bandwidth interference fringes using up to 30 m of single-mode fiber in each arm of a Twyman-Green interferometer.
© 1987 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 15, 1986
Published: June 1, 1987
Stuart B. Shaklan and Francois Roddier, "Single-mode fiber optics in a long-baseline interferometer," Appl. Opt. 26, 2159-2163 (1987)