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Toward a revival of stellar intensity interferometry
Author(s): Stephan LeBohec; Cesare Barbieri; Willem-Jan de Wit; Dainis Dravins; Philippe Feautrier; Cédric Foellmi; Andreas Glindemann; Jeter Hall; Jamie Holder; Richard Holmes; Pierre Kervella; David Kieda; Etienne Le Coarer; Stephan Lipson; Fabien Malbet; Sébastien Morel; Paul Nuñez; Aviv Ofir; Erez Ribak; Swapan Saha; Markus Schoeller; Boriz Zhilyaev; Hans Zinnecker
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Paper Abstract

Building on technological developments over the last 35 years, intensity interferometry now appears a feasible option by which to achieve diffraction-limited imaging over a square-kilometer synthetic aperture. Upcoming Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescope projects will consist of up to 100 telescopes, each with ~100m2 of light gathering area, and distributed over ~1km2. These large facilities will offer thousands of baselines from 50m to more than 1km and an unprecedented (u,v) plane coverage. The revival of interest in Intensity Interferometry has recently led to the formation of a IAU working group. Here we report on various ongoing efforts towards implementing modern Stellar Intensity Interferometry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7013, Optical and Infrared Interferometry, 70132E (28 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.787443
Show Author Affiliations
Stephan LeBohec, Univ. of Utah (United States)
Cesare Barbieri, Univ. of Padova (Italy)
Willem-Jan de Wit, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)
Dainis Dravins, Lund Observatory (Sweden)
Philippe Feautrier, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Grenoble (France)
Cédric Foellmi, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Grenoble (France)
Andreas Glindemann, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Jeter Hall, Fermilab (United States)
Jamie Holder, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
Richard Holmes, Nutronics Inc. (United States)
Pierre Kervella, LESIA, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
David Kieda, Univ. of Utah (United States)
Etienne Le Coarer, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Grenoble (France)
Stephan Lipson, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)
Fabien Malbet, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Grenoble (France)
Sébastien Morel, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Paul Nuñez, Univ. of Utah (United States)
Aviv Ofir, Tel-Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Erez Ribak, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)
Swapan Saha, Indian Institute of Astrophysics II Block (India)
Markus Schoeller, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Boriz Zhilyaev, Main Astronomical Observatory (Ukraine)
Hans Zinnecker, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7013:
Optical and Infrared Interferometry
Markus Schöller; William C. Danchi; Françoise Delplancke, Editor(s)

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