Abstract

There is no unique definition of the fringe contrast in a random structure such as the image given by a Michelson stellar interferometer. A new definition is given here which leads to a contrast value independent of the seeing conditions provided the wave-front perturbations on the two apertures are uncorrelated. Moreover, if simultaneous observations through a single aperture are available, the seeing effects can be completely removed.

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  1. C. Roddier and F. Roddier, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66, 580–584 (1976).
  2. D. L. Fried, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 56, 1372 (1966).
  3. R. E. Hufnagel and N. R. Stanley, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 54, 52 (1964).
  4. D. Korff, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 63, 971 (1973).
  5. A. Labeyrie, Astrophys. J. Lett. 196, L71 (1975).

1976 (1)

C. Roddier and F. Roddier, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66, 580–584 (1976).

1975 (1)

A. Labeyrie, Astrophys. J. Lett. 196, L71 (1975).

1973 (1)

D. Korff, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 63, 971 (1973).

1966 (1)

D. L. Fried, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 56, 1372 (1966).

1964 (1)

R. E. Hufnagel and N. R. Stanley, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 54, 52 (1964).

Fried, D. L.

D. L. Fried, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 56, 1372 (1966).

Hufnagel, R. E.

R. E. Hufnagel and N. R. Stanley, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 54, 52 (1964).

Korff, D.

D. Korff, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 63, 971 (1973).

Labeyrie, A.

A. Labeyrie, Astrophys. J. Lett. 196, L71 (1975).

Roddier, C.

C. Roddier and F. Roddier, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66, 580–584 (1976).

Roddier, F.

C. Roddier and F. Roddier, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66, 580–584 (1976).

Stanley, N. R.

R. E. Hufnagel and N. R. Stanley, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 54, 52 (1964).

Other (5)

C. Roddier and F. Roddier, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66, 580–584 (1976).

D. L. Fried, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 56, 1372 (1966).

R. E. Hufnagel and N. R. Stanley, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 54, 52 (1964).

D. Korff, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 63, 971 (1973).

A. Labeyrie, Astrophys. J. Lett. 196, L71 (1975).

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