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Cutting the cord: toward wireless optical intensity interferometry
Author(s): Elliott P. Horch
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Paper Abstract

Intensity interferometry, which was first used for obtaining ultra—high-resolution image information in astronomy in the 1960's and 1970's, is now being revived using modern detectors and electronics. This paper explores the possibility of wireless optical interferometry made possible by technological advancements in timing correlation, signal processing, and detector technology. If this can be achieved, then baselines of one to several kilometers may be possible in optical interferometry in the coming years. This would improve the resolution over the current generation of amplitude-based optical interferometers by a factor of at least ten.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 2015
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9492, Advanced Photon Counting Techniques IX, 949202 (13 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2179146
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Elliott P. Horch, Southern Connecticut State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9492:
Advanced Photon Counting Techniques IX
Mark A. Itzler; Joe C. Campbell, Editor(s)

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