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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 2000
  • pp: 6406–6420

Laboratory imaging stellar interferometer with fiber links

Laurent Delage, François Reynaud, and André Lannes  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 34, pp. 6406-6420 (2000)

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We report on the implementation of an end-to-end imaging demonstrator to validate the concept of optical fiber use in high-resolution aperture synthesis in astronomy. As the coherent transport of light has been conclusively investigated, this study is focused primarily on the accuracy and reliability of the experimental data. In the framework of the European Space Agency project Optical Aperture Synthesis Technologies (OAST), the telescope array’s complexity is minimized such that a realistic concept for a future space mission can be proposed. The reconstructed images are obtained by use of a particular self-calibration procedure that was designed to process the visibility contrast and the related weak phase information (one phase closure for each visibility triplet).

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OCIS Codes
(070.6020) Fourier optics and signal processing : Continuous optical signal processing
(100.3020) Image processing : Image reconstruction-restoration
(110.2350) Imaging systems : Fiber optics imaging
(110.5100) Imaging systems : Phased-array imaging systems
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(120.4640) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical instruments
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement

Original Manuscript: February 23, 2000
Revised Manuscript: July 27, 2000
Published: December 1, 2000

Laurent Delage, François Reynaud, and André Lannes, "Laboratory imaging stellar interferometer with fiber links," Appl. Opt. 39, 6406-6420 (2000)

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