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Optical Engineering

Multiple-Aperture Optical Systems
Author(s): Janet S. Fender
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Paper Abstract

Multiple-aperture optics have certainly come a long way since the Michelson interferometer. Yet Michelson's impressive optical interferometry experiment at Mount Wilson laid a solid foundation for applications to follow. Imaginations of optical scientists were opened to new opportunities presented by multiple-aperture optical configurations. Long baseline and ultralarge effective aperture optical systems were now a possibility for high resolution astronomy and imaging. Dilute apertures in trigued clever thinkers such as Golay. Synthetic apertures at infrared and optical wavelengths became a serious topic of research and development.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1988
PDF: 1 pages
Opt. Eng. 27(9) 279705 doi: 10.1117/12.7976747
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 27, Issue 9
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Janet S. Fender, Air Force Weapons Laboratory (United States)

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