Field of view of fiber interferometers and applications to OHANA

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Abstract

The use of single-mode optical fibers in interferometers allows both easy transport of the telescope beams and very accurate visibility measurements, thanks to their spatial filtering property. Unfortunately, spatial filtering reduces the field of view coupled in the interferometer to approximately the size of the diffraction limit of the largest telescope in the array. More seriously, the time-variable wavefront aberrations induced by the atmosphere continuously change the coupling properties of the fibers, and consequently, what each arm of the interferometer "sees" on the sky. These field of view effects are especially important for the next generation of interferometers, such as OHANA (Optical Hawaiian Array for Nanoradian Astronomy), where adaptive optics makes it possible to use large individual telescopes, and the increased sensitivity makes possible the observation of fainter, more extended objects with complex morphology. In this paper, the impact of these effects is studied for observations of a variety of sources by OHANA. It is shown that the errors in visibility measurements can be reduced by signal processing techniques. Possible solutions to extend the accessible field of view of fiber-based interferometers are also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsW.A. Traub
Pages1440-1450
Number of pages11
Volume4838
Edition2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventInterferometry for Optical Astronomy II - Waikoloa, HI, United States
Duration: Aug 22 2002Aug 28 2002

Other

OtherInterferometry for Optical Astronomy II
CountryUnited States
CityWaikoloa, HI
Period8/22/028/28/02

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Astronomy
astronomy
Interferometers
field of view
interferometers
fibers
Fibers
Telescopes
spatial filtering
telescopes
visibility
Visibility
view effects
Adaptive optics
Wavefronts
Single mode fibers
Aberrations
adaptive optics
sky
Optical fibers

Keywords

  • Interferometric imaging
  • Long baseline optical interferometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Guyon, O. (2002). Field of view of fiber interferometers and applications to OHANA. In W. A. Traub (Ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (2 ed., Vol. 4838, pp. 1440-1450) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.458248

Field of view of fiber interferometers and applications to OHANA. / Guyon, Olivier.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / W.A. Traub. Vol. 4838 2. ed. 2002. p. 1440-1450.

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Guyon, O 2002, Field of view of fiber interferometers and applications to OHANA. in WA Traub (ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. 2 edn, vol. 4838, pp. 1440-1450, Interferometry for Optical Astronomy II, Waikoloa, HI, United States, 8/22/02. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.458248
Guyon O. Field of view of fiber interferometers and applications to OHANA. In Traub WA, editor, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. 2 ed. Vol. 4838. 2002. p. 1440-1450 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.458248
Guyon, Olivier. / Field of view of fiber interferometers and applications to OHANA. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / W.A. Traub. Vol. 4838 2. ed. 2002. pp. 1440-1450
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