13 September 2016 A 3.9 km baseline intensity interferometry photon counting experiment
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In the last years we have operated two very similar ultrafast photon counting photometers (Iqueye and Aqueye+) on different telescopes. The absolute time accuracy in time tagging the detected photon with these instruments is of the order of 500 ps for hours of observation, allowing us to obtain, for example, the most accurate ever light curve in visible light of the optical pulsars. Recently we adapted the two photometers for working together on two telescopes at Asiago (Italy), for realizing an Hanbury-Brown and Twiss Intensity Interferometry like experiment with two 3.9 km distant telescopes. In this paper we report about the status of the activity and on the very preliminary results of our first attempt to measure the photon intensity correlation.
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Giampiero Naletto, Giampiero Naletto, Luca Zampieri, Luca Zampieri, Cesare Barbieri, Cesare Barbieri, Mauro Barbieri, Mauro Barbieri, Enrico Verroi, Enrico Verroi, Gabriele Umbriaco, Gabriele Umbriaco, Paolo Favazza, Paolo Favazza, Luigi Lessio, Luigi Lessio, Giancarlo Farisato, Giancarlo Farisato, "A 3.9 km baseline intensity interferometry photon counting experiment", Proc. SPIE 9980, Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging XIV, 99800G (13 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2236664; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2236664
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