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  • Vol. 31, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 1992
  • pp: 3736–3743

Interferometric control of fiber lengths for a coherent telescope array

F. Reynaud, J. J. Alleman, and P. Connes  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 31, Issue 19, pp. 3736-3743 (1992)

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Single-mode fibers have been proposed for connecting telescopes to mixing stations in coherent telescope arrays intended for image synthesis. We describe a laser-controlled servosystem that keeps the fiber-optical length differences stable and permits passage of wide-bandwidth astronomical beams from an unlimited number of telescopes. Initial laboratory results are presented.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 3, 1991
Published: July 1, 1992

F. Reynaud, J. J. Alleman, and P. Connes, "Interferometric control of fiber lengths for a coherent telescope array," Appl. Opt. 31, 3736-3743 (1992)

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