OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 9 — Apr. 25, 2011
  • pp: 8616–8624

Phase closure retrieval in an infrared-to-visible upconversion interferometer for high resolution astronomical imaging

Damien Ceus, Alessandro Tonello, Ludovic Grossard, Laurent Delage, François Reynaud, Harald Herrmann, and Wolfgang Sohler  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 9, pp. 8616-8624 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.008616


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (1054 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

This paper demonstrates the use of a nonlinear upconversion process to observe an infrared source through a telescope array detecting the interferometric signal in the visible domain. We experimentally demonstrate the possibility to retrieve information on the phase of the object spectrum of an infrared source by using a three-arm upconversion interferometer. We focus our study on the acquisition of phase information of the complex visibility by means of the phase closure technique. In our experimental demonstration, a laboratory binary star with an adjustable photometric ratio is used as a test source. A real time comparison between a standard three-arm interferometer and our new concept using upconversion by sum-frequency generation demonstrates the preservation of phase information which is essential for image reconstruction.

© 2011 OSA

OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(110.1650) Imaging systems : Coherence imaging
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate
(350.1260) Other areas of optics : Astronomical optics
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: February 22, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 24, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 24, 2011
Published: April 18, 2011

Citation
Damien Ceus, Alessandro Tonello, Ludovic Grossard, Laurent Delage, François Reynaud, Harald Herrmann, and Wolfgang Sohler, "Phase closure retrieval in an infrared-to-visible upconversion interferometer for high resolution astronomical imaging," Opt. Express 19, 8616-8624 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-9-8616


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. M. Wittkowski, P. Kervella, R. Arsenault, F. Paresce, T. Beckert, and G. Weigelt, “VLTI/VINCI observations of the nucleus of NGC 1068 using the adaptive optics system MACAO,” Astron. Astrophys. 3, L39–L42 (2004). [CrossRef]
  2. P. Wizinowich, D. S. Acton, C. Shelton, P. Stomski, J. Gathright, K. Ho, W. Lupton, K. Tsubota, O. Lai, C. Max, J. Brase, J. An, K. Avicola, S. Olivier, D. Gavel, B. Macintosh, A. Ghez, and J. Larkin, “First light adaptive optics images from the Keck II telescope: a new era of high angular resolution imagery,” Publ. Astron. Soc. Pac. 112, 315–319 (2000). [CrossRef]
  3. M. I. Ye, H. K. Aroji, H. A. Ndo, N. K. Aifu, K. Kodaira, K. Aoki, W. Aoki, Y. C. Hikada, Y. D. Oi, N. E. Bizuka, B. E. Lms, G. F. Ujihara, H. F. Urusawa, T. F. Use, W. G. Aessler, S. Arasawa, Y. H. Ayano, M. H. Ayashi, S. H. Ayashi, S. I. Chikawa, M. I. Manishi, C. I. Shida, Y. K. Amata, T. K. Anzama, N. K. Ashikawa, K. K. Awabata, N. Kobayashi, Y. Komiyama, G. Kosugi, T. K. Urakami, M. L. Etawsky, Y. M. Ikami, A. M. Iyashita, S. M. Iyazaki, Y. M. Izumoto, J. M. Orino, K. M. Otohara, K. M. Urakawa, M. Nakagiri, K. Nakamura, H. Nakaya, K. Nariai, T. N. Ishimura, K. N. Oguchi, T. N. Oguchi, J. N. Oumaru, R. O. Gasawara, N. O. Hshima, Y. O. Hyama, K. O. Kita, K. O. Mata, M. Otsubo, S. Oya, R. P. Otter, Y. S. Aito, T. S. Asaki, S. S. Ato, D. S. Carla, K. S. Chubert, K. S. Ekiguchi, M. S. Ekiguchi, I. S. Helton, C. S. Impson, H. S. Uto, A. Tajitsu, H. Takami, T. Takata, N. Takato, R. Tamae, M. Tamura, W. Tanaka, H. T. Erada, Y. Torii, F. U. Raguchi, T. U. Suda, M. W. Eber, T. W. Inegar, M. Yagi, T. Yamada, T. Yamashita, Y. Yamashita, N. Yasuda, M. Yoshida, and M. Y. Utani, “Current Performance and On-Going Improvements of the 8.2m Subaru Telescope,” Astron. Soc. Jap. 56, 381–397 (2004).
  4. P. R. Lawson, Selected Papers on Long Baseline Stellar Interferometry (SPIE Milestones Series, 1976).
  5. R. G. Petrov, F. Malbet, G. Weigelt, P. Antonelli, U. Beckmann, Y. Bresson, A. Chelli, M. Dugu, G. Duvert, S. Gennari, L. Glck, P. Kern, S. Lagarde, E. Le Coarer, F. Lisi, F. Millour, K. Perraut, P. Puget, F. Rantakyr, S. Robbe-Dubois, A. Roussel, P. Salinari, E. Tatulli, G. Zins, M. Accardo, B. Acke, K. Agabi, E. Altariba, B. Arezki, E. Aristidi, C. Baffa, J. Behrend, T. Blcker, S. Bonhomme, S. Busoni, F. Cassaing, J.-M. Clausse, J. Colin, C. Connot, A. Delboulb, A. Domiciano de Souza, T. Driebe, P. Feautrier, D. Ferruzzi, T. Forveille, E. Fossat, R. Foy, D. Fraix-Burnet, A. Gallardo, E. Giani, C. Gil, A. Glentzlin, M. Heiden, M. Heininger, O. Hernandez Utrera, K.-H. Hofmann, D. Kamm, M. Kiekebusch, S. Kraus, D. Le Contel, J.-M. Le Contel, T. Lesourd, B. Lopez, M. Lopez, Y. Magnard, A. Marconi, G. Mars, G. Martinot-Lagarde, P. Mathias, P. Mge, J.-L. Monin, D. Mouillet, D. Mourard, E. Nussbaum, K. Ohnaka, J. Pacheco, C. Perrier, Y. Rabbia, S. Rebattu, F. Reynaud, A. Richichi, A. Robini, M. Sacchettini, D. Schertl, M. Schller, W. Solscheid, A. Spang, P. Stee, P. Stefanini, M. Tallon, I. Tallon-Bosc, D. Tasso, L. Testi, F. Vakili, O. von der Lhe, J.-C. Valtier, M. Vannier, and N. Ventura, “AMBER, the near-infrared spectro-interferometric three-telescope VLTI instrument,” Astron. Astrophys. 12, 1–12 (2007). [CrossRef]
  6. H. A. McAlister, T. A. ten Brummelaar, D. R. Gies, W. Huang, W. G. Bagnuolo, M. A. Shure, J. Sturmann, L. Sturmann, N. H. Turner, S. F. Taylor, D. H. Berger, E. K. Baines, E. Grundstrom, and C. Ogden, “First Results from the CHARA Array. I. An Interferometric and Spectroscopic Study of the Fast Rotator α Leonis (Regulus),” Astrophys. J. 628, 439–452 (2005). [CrossRef]
  7. D. Leisawitz, C. Baker, A. Barger, D. Benford, A. Blain, R. Boyle, R. Broderick, J. Budinoff, J. Carpenter, R. Caverly, P. Chen, S. Cooley, C. Cottingham, J. Crooke, D. DiPietro, M. DiPirro, M. Femiano, A. Ferrer, J. Fischer, J. P. Gardner, L. Hallock, K. Harris, K. Hartman, M. Harwit, L. Hillenbrand, T. Hyde, D. Jones, J. Kellogg, A. Kogut, M. Kuchner, B. Lawson, J. Lecha, M. Lecha, A. Mainzer, J. Mannion, A. Martino, P. Mason, J. Mather, G. McDonald, R. Mills, L. Mundy, S. Ollendorf, J. Pellicciotti, D. Quinn, K. Rhee, S. Rinehart, T. Sauerwine, R. Silverberg, T. Smith, G. Stacey, H. P. Stahl, J. Staguhn, S. Tompkins, J. Tveekrem, S. Wall, and M. Wilson, “The space infrared interferometric telescope (SPIRIT): high-resolution imaging and spectroscopy in the far-infrared,” Adv. Space Res. 40, 689–703 (2007). [CrossRef]
  8. R. C. Jennision, “A phase sensitive interferometer technique for the measurement of the fourier transforms of spatial brithness distributions of small angular extent,” R. Astron. Soc. 3, 276–284 (1958).
  9. G. Huss, F. Reynaud, and L. Delage, “An all guided three-arm interferometer for stellar interferometry,” Opt. Commun. 196, 55–62 (2001). [CrossRef]
  10. O. Absil, J.-B. Le Bouquin, J. Lebreton, J.-C Auguereau, M. Benisty, G. Chauvin, C. Hanot, A. Mérand, and G. Montagnier, “Deep near-infrared interferometric search for low-mass companions around β Pictoris,” Astron. Astrophys. 520, 1–7 (2010). [CrossRef]
  11. G. T. Van Belle, “Closure Phase Signatures of Planet Transit Events,” Publ. Astron. Soc. Pac. 120, 617–624 (2008). [CrossRef]
  12. L. Delage and F. Reynaud, “Analysis and control of polarization effects on phase closure and image acquisition in a fiber-linked three-telescope stellar interferometer,” J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 2, 1–7 (2000). [CrossRef]
  13. V. Coudé Du Foresto, “Single-mode guided optics and astronomical interferometry,” C. R. Acad. Sci, Ser. II 325, 177–180 (1997).
  14. E. Tatulli, N. Blind, J. P. Berger, A. Chelli, and F. Malbet, “Estimating the phase in ground-based interferometry: performance comparison between single-mode and multimode schemes,” Astron. Astrophys. 524, 1–22 (2010). [CrossRef]
  15. S. Brustlein, L. Del Rio, A. Tonello, L. Delage, F. Reynaud, H. Herrmann, and W. Sohler, “Laboratory Demonstration of an Infrared-to-Visible Up-Conversion Interferometer for Spatial Coherence Analysis,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 153903 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  16. M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon Press, 1980).
  17. S. Olivier, L. Delage, F. Reynaud, V. Collomb, M. Trouillon, J. Grelin, I. Schanen, V. Minier, J. Broquin, C. Ruilier, and B. Leone, “MAFL experiment: development of photonic devices for a space-based multiaperture fiber-linked interferometer,” Appl. Opt. 46, 834–844 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  18. M. A. Albota and F. N. C. Wong, “Efficient single-photon counting at 1.55 μm by means of frequency upconversion,” Opt. Lett. 29, 1449–1451 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  19. C. Langrock, E. Diamanti, R. V. Roussev, Y. Yamamoto, and M. M. Fejer, “Highly efficient single-photon detection at communication wavelengths by use of upconversion in reverse-proton-exchanged periodically poled LiNbO3 waveguides,” Opt. Lett. 30, 1725–1727 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  20. L. Delage, F. Reynaud, and A. Lannes, “Laboratory imaging stellar interferometer with fiber links,” Appl. Opt. 39, 6406–6420 (2000). [CrossRef]
  21. R. T. Thew, H. Zbinden, and N. Gisin, “Tunable upconversion photon detector,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 1–3 (2008). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 
Fig. 4 Fig. 5
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited