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Interferometry following adaptive optics
Author(s): Erez N. Ribak
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Paper Abstract

Adaptive optics systems on single big telescopes correct many modes, allowing imaging in the infra red. At the same time, visible photons can be used as well, especially when infra red light is also employed for wave front sensing. It is argued that pupil-plane interferometry is the most useful application for high-resolution imaging. This is because the isoplanatic patch area and the integration time are larger after correction, and they afford enhanced signal collection in the aperture plane. In contrast, speckle imaging methods only gain indirectly from this enhancement.

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Date Published: 20 October 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5491, New Frontiers in Stellar Interferometry, (20 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.580225
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Erez N. Ribak, Technion (Israel)

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

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