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  • Vol. 4, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1987
  • pp: 1396–1401

Redundant versus nonredundant beam recombination in an aperture synthesis with coherent optical arrays

François Roddier  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 4, Issue 8, pp. 1396-1401 (1987)

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Signal-to-noise ratios for the amplitude of the object Fourier components are compared assuming either redundant or nonredundant beam recombination. A general condition is given for the object brightness below which redundant beam recombination is superior. A similar condition is found when the variance of the closure phases is considered.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: December 8, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: April 3, 1987
Published: August 1, 1987

François Roddier, "Redundant versus nonredundant beam recombination in an aperture synthesis with coherent optical arrays," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 4, 1396-1401 (1987)

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