Abstract

We have investigated the potential for using single-mode fiber optics to link two or more telescopes in a large optical to near-IR astronomical interferometer. On an optical bench, we observed the effects of dispersion, temperature, and birefringence on wide-bandwidth interference fringes using up to 30 m of single-mode fiber in each arm of a Twyman-Green interferometer.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

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