Interferometry Resources

Interferometry refers to a family of techniques in which electromagnetic waves are superimposed in order to extract information about the waves. An instrument used to interfere waves is called an interferometer. Interferometry is an important investigative technique in the fields of astronomy, fiber optics, engineering metrology, optical metrology, oceanography, seismology, quantum mechanics, nuclear and particle physics, plasma physics, remote sensing and biomolecular interactions. -- Wikipedia

The companies listed below are experts in the field of interferometry and provide useful information on their websites as well as offering expert service.


A Beginners Guide to Interferometric SAR Concepts and Signal Processing |
Manuscript by M. A. Richards, includes color images.

Astronomical Optical Interferometry |
This report documents the development of optical interferometry and provides a physical explanation of the processes involved, by Bob Tubbs.

A Time Delay Interferometry Rosetta Stone |
By Michele Vallisneri, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.

Crustal Deformatino Studies Using SAR Interferometry |
By Gilles Peltzer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

European Interferometry Initiative (EII) |
Facilitates communications and collaborations between European scientists and institutes working on optical long-baseline interferometry for astronomy.

Externally Dispersed Interferometry |
From Lawrence Livermore Nat. Lab. & Space Sciences Lab. UC Berkeley, Principal investigators David Erskine & Jerry Edelstein.

Faraday Rotator Mirror and Michelson Interferometer |
Information from Princetel, Inc.

Infrared Astronomy Group |
Information and activities of the Infrared Astronomy group including publications, research, reports, lectures, slides, posters, and more.

Interferometry and Telescopes |
A practical guide to building and using your own interferometer.

Interferometry - A New Window On the Universe |
Information from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.

Interferometry Center of Excellence |
The Interferometry Center of Excellence is chartered to ensure the development and maintenance of a leading edge capability in optical and near-infrared interferometry, imaging, and astrometric technology. |
Interferometry blog.

Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory |
LSC Instrument Science White Paper.

Optical Interferometry at Cavendish Astrophysics |
Research activities of the optical interferometry sub-group of the Cavendish Astrophysics Group.

Optical Long Baseline Interferometry News |
This newsletter is a forum for scientists, engineers, and students who share an interest in long baseline stellar interferometry. Here you will find links to projects devoted to stellar interferometry, news items, and resources for further research.

Phase Interferometers ... How they work |
Information from Graham Optical Systems.

Principles of Radio Interferometry and VLBI |
From the National Research Council of Canada.

Radar Altimetry Tutorial - Interferometers |
Tutorial produced by CLS under contract to ESA and CNES

Radar Stereo; Interferometry |
From NASA.

Research Association for Interferometry in Northrhine-Westfalia |
The goal of this association is the common scientific usage of interferometers covering the radio to infrared wavelength domain, building instrumentation for interferometry and supporting education of physicists and astrophysicists in that general field.

SAR Interferometry and Surface Change Detection |
This publication was prepared by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Terrestrial Planet Finder Interferometer (TPF-I) Whitepaper for the AAAC Exoplanet Task Force |
This whitepaper illustrates the performance of TPF-I using an “Emma X-Array” architecture, having four 2-m diameter mirrors. From Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.

V.R.I. - Virtual Radio Interferometer |
By D. J. McKay & N. P. F. McKay.

Wikipedia |
Interferometry definition, information, and links.

X-ray Interferometry |
By Webster Cash, Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy.