19 July 1999 Precision optics for long baseline interferometry
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Proceedings Volume 3749, 18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics; (1999) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.355070
Event: ICO XVIII 18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics, 1999, San Francisco, CA, United States
Abstract
Optical interferometers are being built to operate over longer and longer baselines, in some cases more than a few kilometers. Examples include laser interferometers to detect gravitational waves, and stellar interferometers which use starlight to determine the angular diameter of the source. The optics used in these interferometers must satisfy demanding performance criteria. In this paper we review some of those criteria and present results which demonstrate that such optical surfaces can be successfully fabricated and measured.
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Achim J. Leistner, Achim J. Leistner, Bozenko F. Oreb, Bozenko F. Oreb, Christopher J. Walsh, Christopher J. Walsh, "Precision optics for long baseline interferometry", Proc. SPIE 3749, 18th Congress of the International Commission for Optics, (19 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.355070; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.355070
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