Current optical interferometers are affected by unknown turbulent phases on each telescope. We account for this lack of phase information by introducing system aberration parameters, and we solve the image reconstruction problem by minimizing an original joint criterion in the aberrations and in the object. We validate this method by means of simulations. Tests on experimental data are under way.
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(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(100.3020) Image processing : Image reconstruction-restoration
(100.3190) Image processing : Inverse problems
(110.6770) Imaging systems : Telescopes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
Serge C. Meimon, Laurent M. Mugnier, and Guy Le Besnerais, "Reconstruction method for weak-phase optical interferometry," Opt. Lett. 30, 1809-1811 (2005)