An Introduction to Optical Stellar InterferometryAn Introduction to Optical Stellar Interferometry

(b) Form of one individual nulling interferometer; the “area” a representstherelativewave amplitude (includingitssign)fromthataperturewhich is used in the interferometer. When three such interferometers are superimposed at 0 and ±120◦, ...

Author: A. Labeyrie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139457682



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During the last two decades, optical stellar interferometry has become an important tool in astronomical investigations requiring spatial resolution well beyond that of traditional telescopes. This book, first published in 2006, was the first to be written on the subject. The authors provide an extended introduction discussing basic physical and atmospheric optics, which establishes the framework necessary to present the ideas and practice of interferometry as applied to the astronomical scene. They follow with an overview of historical, operational and planned interferometric observatories, and a selection of important astrophysical discoveries made with them. Finally, they present some as-yet untested ideas for instruments both on the ground and in space which may allow us to image details of planetary systems beyond our own.

An Introduction to Optical Stellar InterferometryAn Introduction to Optical Stellar Interferometry

This is the first book on optical stellar interferometry.

Author: Antoine Labeyrie


ISBN: 0511438834


Page: 325

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This is the first book on optical stellar interferometry. It covers the history, theory and future uses of interferometeric techniques. It discusses ideas and instruments used in interferometry for advanced students in physics, optics, and astronomy with an interest in astronomical interferometry.

Principles of Stellar InterferometryPrinciples of Stellar Interferometry

In Interferometry for Optical Astronomy II, ed. by W.A. Traub. ... 118, 517–524 (1996) A. Labeyrie, S.G. Lipson, P. Nisenson, An Introduction to Optical Stellar Interferometry (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2006) A. Labeyrie, ...

Author: Andreas Glindemann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642150289


Page: 346

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The imaging process in stellar interferometers is explained starting from first principles on wave propagation and diffraction. Wave propagation through turbulence is described in detail using Kolmogorov statistics. The impact of turbulence on the imaging process is discussed both for single telescopes and for interferometers. Correction methods (adaptive optics and fringe tracking) are presented including wavefront sensing/fringe sensing methods and closed loop operation. Instrumental techniques like beam combination and visibility measurements (modulus and phase) as well as Nulling and heterodyne interferometry are described. The book closes with examples of observing programmes linking the theory with individual astrophysical programmes.

Interferometry and Synthesis in Radio AstronomyInterferometry and Synthesis in Radio Astronomy

Further Reading in Optical Interferometry Labeyrie, A., Lipson, S.G., and Nisenson, P., An Introduction to Optical Stellar Interferometry, Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, UK (2006) Lawson, P.R., Ed., Selected Papers on Long Baseline ...

Author: A. Richard Thompson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319444314


Page: 872

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This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license. The third edition of this indispensable book in radio interferometry provides extensive updates to the second edition, including results and technical advances from the past decade; discussion of arrays that now span the full range of the radio part of the electromagnetic spectrum observable from the ground, 10 MHz to 1 THz; an analysis of factors that affect array speed; and an expanded discussion of digital signal-processing techniques and of scintillation phenomena and the effects of atmospheric water vapor on image distortion, among many other topics. With its comprehensiveness and detailed exposition of all aspects of the theory and practice of radio interferometry and synthesis imaging, this book has established itself as a standard reference in the field. It begins with an overview of the basic principles of radio astronomy, a short history of the development of radio interferometry, and an elementary discussion of the operation of an interferometer. From this foundation, it delves into the underlying relationships of interferometry, sets forth the coordinate systems and parameters to describe synthesis imaging, and examines configurations of antennas for multielement synthesis arrays. Various aspects of the design and response of receiving systems are discussed, as well as the special requirements of very-long-baseline interferometry (VLBI), image reconstruction, and recent developments in image enhancement techniques and astrometric observations. Also discussed are propagation effects in the media between the source and the observer, and radio interference, factors that limit performance. Related techniques are introduced, including intensity interferometry, optical interferometry, lunar occultations, tracking of satellites in Earth orbit, interferometry for remote Earth sensing, and holographic measurements of antenna surfaces. This book will benefit anyone who is interested in radio interferometry techniques for astronomy, astrometry, geodesy, or electrical engineering.

Wspc Handbook Of Astronomical Instrumentation The In 5 Volumes Wspc Handbook Of Astronomical Instrumentation The In 5 Volumes

Outlook The scientific potential of long-baseline optical interferometry and of stellar surface imaging was realized already a ... A. Labeyrie, S. G. Lipson and P. Nisenson, An Introduction to Optical Stellar Interferometry (Cambridge ...


Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814644341


Page: 1556

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Our goal is to produce a comprehensive handbook of the current state of the art of astronomical instrumentation with a forward view encompassing the next decade. The target audience is graduate students with an interest in astronomical instrumentation, as well as practitioners interested in learning about the state of the art in another wavelength band or field closely related to the one in which they currently work. We assume a working knowledge of the fundamental theory: optics, semiconductor physics, etc. The purpose of this handbook is to bring together some of the leading experts in the world to discuss the frontier of astronomical instrumentation across the electromagnetic spectrum and extending into multimessenger astronomy.

Optical PhysicsOptical Physics

References Bell, R. J. (1972), Introductory Fourier Transform Spectroscopy, New York: Academic Press. ... Labeyrie, A., Lipson, S. G. and Nisenson, P. (2006), An Introduction to Optical Stellar Interferometry, Cambridge: Cambridge ...

Author: Ariel Lipson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139492607



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This fourth edition of a well-established textbook takes students from fundamental ideas to the most modern developments in optics. Illustrated with 400 figures, it contains numerous practical examples, many from student laboratory experiments and lecture demonstrations. Aimed at undergraduate and advanced courses on modern optics, it is ideal for scientists and engineers. The book covers the principles of geometrical and physical optics, leading into quantum optics, using mainly Fourier transforms and linear algebra. Chapters are supplemented with advanced topics and up-to-date applications, exposing readers to key research themes, including negative refractive index, surface plasmon resonance, phase retrieval in crystal diffraction and the Hubble telescope, photonic crystals, super-resolved imaging in biology, electromagnetically induced transparency, slow light and superluminal propagation, entangled photons and solar energy collectors. Solutions to the problems, simulation programs, key figures and further discussions of several topics are available at

Fiber Optic Based Sensing SystemsFiber Optic Based Sensing Systems

Kreis, T. Handbook of Holographic Interferometry: Optical and Digital Methods; WILEYVCH Verlag GmbH & Co.KgaA: Weinheim, 2005. Labeyrie, A.; Lipson, S. G.; Nisenson, P. An Introduction to Optical Stellar Interferometry; ...

Author: Lazo M. Manojlović

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000565300


Page: 342

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The need for both intrinsic and extrinsic fiber-optic sensor technologies continues to grow. To meet the demands of this fast-expanding applications-driven market, this book discusses both the latest advances and recent application opportunities along with the basic optical phenomena, with the main emphasis on applying optical knowledge for solving real-life engineering problems. Key features of the book: • Highlights the uniqueness of fiber-optics sensors • Presents state-of-the-art technology in optical fiber sensors • Discusses a variety of fiber-optic topologies • Considers different detection techniques • Gives special attention to distributed fiber-optic sensing systems Basic tools and concepts are presented in the earlier chapters, which are then developed in more detail in the later chapters. The book is organized in seven chapters covering a broad range of fiber-optical sensing phenomena. Written for undergraduate and graduate students who want to broaden their knowledge of fiber-optic sensing system applications for real-life engineering problems, the volume is also valuable for engineers who want to acquire the basic principles of optics, especially fiber-optics.

Progress in OpticsProgress in Optics

An introduction to optical stellar interferometry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Lajunen, H., Torres-Company, V., Lancis, J., & Friberg, A. T. (2009). Resolution-enhanced optical coherence tomography based on classical ...


Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780128120002


Page: 392

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Progress in Optics, Volume 62, an ongoing series, contains more than 300 review articles by distinguished research workers that have become permanent records for many important developments. In this updated volume, users will find valuable updates on topics such as optical testing, the modern aspects of intensity interferometry with classical light, the generation of partially coherent beams, optical models and symmetries, and more. This book's contributions have become standard references in scientific articles, providing the state-of-the-art to researchers and practitioners who work in the field of optics. Contains comprehensive, in-depth reviews Includes contributions from leading authorities Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field Presents timely and state-of-the-art reviews

Visions of DiscoveryVisions of Discovery

An Introduction to Optical Stellar Interferometry (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Lardi`ere, O., Martinache, F., and Patru, F. (2007). Direct imaging with highly diluted apertures. I. Field of view limitations. Mon. Not.

Author: Raymond Y. Chiao

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521882392


Page: 794

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World-leading researchers, including Nobel Laureates, explore the most basic questions of science, philosophy, and the nature of existence.

Automatic Control in Aerospace 1992Automatic Control in Aerospace 1992

STELLAR INTERFEROMETERS M.M. Colavita and M. Shao Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, ... 1 Introduction Optical stellar interferometry is the coherent combination of the light from a stellar source ...

Author: D.B. DeBra

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483298740


Page: 556

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Space vehicles have become increasingly complex in recent years, and the number of missions has multiplied as a result of extending frontiers in the exploration of our planetary system and the universe beyond. The advancement of automatic control in aerospace reflects these developments. Key areas covered in these proceedings include: the size and complexity of spacecrafts and the increasingly stringent performance requirements to be fulfilled in a harsh and unpredictable environment; the merger of space vehicles and airplanes into space planes to launch and retrieve payloads by reusable winged vehicles; and the demand to increase space automation and autonomy to reduce human involvement as much as possible in manned, man-tended and unmanned missions. This volume covers not only the newly evolving key technologies but also the classical issues of guidance, navigation and control.