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Phase Function Of Spatial Coherence From Multiple Intensity Correlations
Author(s): A. S. Marathay
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Paper Abstract

Intensity interferometry measures the square of the absolute value of the normalized coherence function. The phase of the coherence function is lost. The possibility of deriving the phase function by using higher-order intensity correlations from the signal collected by a large array of mirrors is discussed. The array is not phased, and each mirror is considered to be of the intensity interferometer type, i.e., it only concentrates light onto a detector without regard to the imaging quality. Knowledge of the coherence function yields the two-dimensional intensity distribution of self-luminous or intrinsically luminous objects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 1986
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0643, Infrared, Adaptive, and Synthetic Aperture Optical Systems, (13 October 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.975512
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A. S. Marathay, University of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0643:
Infrared, Adaptive, and Synthetic Aperture Optical Systems
Janet S. Fender; R. Barry Johnson; William L. Wolfe, Editor(s)

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