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Adaptive optics performance model for optical interferometry
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Paper Abstract

We argue that adding large apertures with adaptive optics to an optical interferometer improves the performance of the interferometer in two ways: it improves the signal to noise of bright, low-visibility fringes and it also improves the sensitivity of the interferometer. A simple model is presented to support this conclusion.

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Date Published: 20 October 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5491, New Frontiers in Stellar Interferometry, (20 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.552361
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David Mozurkewich, Seabrook Engineering (United States)
Sergio Raffaele Restaino, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
G. Charmaine Gilbreath, Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5491:
New Frontiers in Stellar Interferometry
Wesley A. Traub, Editor(s)

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