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Optical aperture synthesis technologies progress report: imaging laboratory test
Author(s): Francois Reynaud; Laurent Delage; Andre Lannes
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports the implementation and test of an end-to- end imaging demonstrator aimed at validating the concept of optical silica fiber use in high-resolution aperture synthesis in astronomy. As the coherent transport of light has already been conclusively investigated, this work is essentially focused on the accuracy and reliability of the experimental data acquisition and image reconstruction. In the framework of the ESA project `Optical Aperture Synthesis Technologies', the telescope array complexity was minimized in order to propose a realistic concept for a future space mission. In the image reconstruction process, the corresponding weak-phase information is dealt by using an algorithm recently presented in the literature `Self- calibrated WIPE.'

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 July 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4006, Interferometry in Optical Astronomy, (5 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390179
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Francois Reynaud, Institut de Recherche en Communications Optiques et Microondes (France)
Laurent Delage, Institut de Recherche en Communications Optiques et Microondes (France)
Andre Lannes, CERFACS (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4006:
Interferometry in Optical Astronomy
Pierre J. Lena; Andreas Quirrenbach, Editor(s)

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