Signal-to-noise ratio limitations for intensity correlation imaging
Fried, David L.
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Intensity correlation imaging (ICI) is a concept which has been considered for the task of providing images of satellites in geosynchronous orbit using ground-based equipment. This concept is based on the intensity interferometer principle first developed by Hanbury Brown and Twiss. It is the objective of this paper to establish that a sun-lit geosynchronous satellite is too faint a target object to allow intensity interferometry to be used in developing image information about it- at least not in a reasonable time and with a reasonable amount of equipment. An analytic treatment of the basic phenomena is presented.
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A, Volume 31, No. 7, pp. 1536-1546 (July 2014)The article of record as published may be located at http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.31.001536
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