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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 10 — May. 10, 2010
  • pp: 10334–10342

Distributed aperture synthesis

David Rabb, Douglas Jameson, Andrew Stokes, and Jason Stafford  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 10, pp. 10334-10342 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.010334


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Abstract

Distributed aperture synthesis is an exciting technique for recovering high-resolution images from an array of small telescopes. Such a system requires optical field values measured at individual apertures to be phased together so that a single, high-resolution image can be synthesized. This paper describes the application of sharpness metrics to the process of phasing multiple coherent imaging systems into a single high-resolution system. Furthermore, this paper will discuss hardware and present the results of simulations and experiments which will illustrate how aperture synthesis is performed.

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OCIS Codes
(100.3010) Image processing : Image reconstruction techniques
(090.1995) Holography : Digital holography

ToC Category:
Image Processing

History
Original Manuscript: February 18, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 14, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 19, 2010
Published: May 4, 2010

Citation
David Rabb, Douglas Jameson, Andrew Stokes, and Jason Stafford, "Distributed aperture synthesis," Opt. Express 18, 10334-10342 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-10-10334


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