Current optical interferometers are affected by unknown turbulent phases on each telescope. In the field of radio interferometry, the self-calibration technique is a powerful tool to process interferometric data with missing phase information. This paper intends to revisit the application of self-calibration to optical long-baseline interferometry (OLBI). We cast rigorously the OLBI data processing problem into the self-calibration framework and demonstrate the efficiency of the method on a real astronomical OLBI data set.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology
Original Manuscript: May 28, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 14, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 17, 2008
Published: December 19, 2008
Serge Meimon, Laurent M. Mugnier, and Guy Le Besnerais, "Self-calibration approach for optical long-baseline interferometry imaging," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 26, 108-120 (2009)