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High-Resolution Astronomical Imaging By Photon-Counting Speckle Masking
Author(s): D. Schertl; F. Fleischmann; K.-H. Hofmann; G. Weigelt
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Paper Abstract

Speckle masking is a triple correlation method that can reconstruct diffraction-limited images from astronomical speckle interferograms. The obtained resolution is about 30 times higher than the resolution of conventional astronomical photography. In this paper we describe a photon-counting version of speckle masking that can be applied to speckle interferograms consisting of a small number of photon events. We show computer simulations which illustrate the feasibility of the method. Finally, we compare photon-counting speckle masking with four-dimensional bispectrum processing, tomographic speckle masking, cross-triple correlation processing and bispectrum processing of photon-counting speckle interferograms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 1987
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0808, Inverse Problems in Optics, (10 September 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.941461
Show Author Affiliations
D. Schertl, Physikalisches Institut (Fed. Rep. of Germany)
F. Fleischmann, Physikalisches Institut (Fed. Rep. of Germany)
K.-H. Hofmann, Physikalisches Institut (Fed. Rep. of Germany)
G. Weigelt, Physikalisches Institut (Fed. Rep. of Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0808:
Inverse Problems in Optics
Edward Roy Pike, Editor(s)

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