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  • Vol. 66, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1976
  • pp: 580–584

On the fringe visibility in a Michelson stellar interferometer

C. Roddier and F. Roddier  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 66, Issue 6, pp. 580-584 (1976)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.66.000580


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Abstract

Because of atmospheric turbulence, the fringes produced by a Michelson stellar interferometer appear as a random modulation of the two superimposed stellar images. The contribution of the related high spatial frequency peaks in the image Wiener spectrum has been computed as a function of the diameter of the apertures and of the seeing conditions. This contribution appears to be independent of the seeing condition for large apertures.

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C. Roddier and F. Roddier, "On the fringe visibility in a Michelson stellar interferometer," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66, 580-584 (1976)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-66-6-580


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