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Optical array interferometry: imaging through the atmosphere
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Paper Abstract

Imaging array interferometry in the optical regime offers the promise of observing faint sources of small angular extent. A ground based system, however, must ameliorate the effects of atmospheric turbulence to maintain the very high resolution imaging capabilities of the instrument. Observing these interesting sources will require large diameter collectors with partial wavefront compensation. We highlight the mathematical treatment expressing the ensemble average image spectrum for the image plane and pupil plane interferometers. The theory treats aperture co-phasing and wavefront compensation by the idealized removal of an arbitrary number of Zernike modes.

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Date Published: 9 June 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2200, Amplitude and Intensity Spatial Interferometry II, (9 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177266
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Victor L. Gamiz, Rockwell International Corp. (United States)
Don M. Payne, Rockwell International Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2200:
Amplitude and Intensity Spatial Interferometry II
James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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