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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

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Interferometry Books


A Beginners Guide to Interferometric SAR Concepts and Signal Processing | users.ece.gatech.edu/~mrichard/AESS_IFSAR.htm
Manuscript by M. A. Richards, includes color images.

Astronomical Optical Interferometry | geocities.com/capecanaveral/2309/page1.html
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 | vallis.org/publications/rosetta.pdf
By Michele Vallisneri, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.

Crustal Deformatino Studies Using SAR Interferometry | radar.jpl.nasa.gov/sect323/InSar4crust
By Gilles Peltzer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

European Interferometry Initiative (EII) | mpia-hd.mpg.de/euinterf/index.html
Facilitates communications and collaborations between European scientists and institutes working on optical long-baseline interferometry for astronomy.

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

Faraday Rotator Mirror and Michelson Interferometer | princetel.com/tutorial_frm.asp
Information from Princetel, Inc.

Infrared Astronomy Group | mpifr-bonn.mpg.de/div/ir-interferometry
Information and activities of the Infrared Astronomy group including publications, research, reports, lectures, slides, posters, and more.

Interferometry and Telescopes | ceravolo.com/interferometer.htm
A practical guide to building and using your own interferometer.

Interferometry - A New Window On the Universe | planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov/technology/technology_index.cfm
Information from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.

Interferometry Center of Excellence | ice.jpl.nasa.gov
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.com | interferometry.com
Interferometry blog.

Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory | ligo.caltech.edu/docs/T/T070137-05/T070137-05.pdf
LSC Instrument Science White Paper.

Optical Interferometry at Cavendish Astrophysics | mrao.cam.ac.uk/research/OAS
Research activities of the optical interferometry sub-group of the Cavendish Astrophysics Group.

Optical Long Baseline Interferometry News | olbin.jpl.nasa.gov
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 | grahamoptical.com/phase.html
Information from Graham Optical Systems.

Principles of Radio Interferometry and VLBI | drao-ofr.hia-iha.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/science/vlbi/principles/principles.shtml
From the National Research Council of Canada.

Radar Altimetry Tutorial - Interferometers | earth.esa.int/brat/html/alti/future/interferometer_en.html
Tutorial produced by CLS under contract to ESA and CNES

Radar Stereo; Interferometry | rst.gsfc.nasa.gov/Sect11/Sect11_8.html
From NASA.

Research Association for Interferometry in Northrhine-Westfalia | ph1.uni-koeln.de/node/168
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 | southport.jpl.nasa.gov/scienceapps/dixon/index.html
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 | planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov/TPF-I/TPFIwhitepaper.pdf
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 | jb.man.ac.uk/vri/vri/guide.html
By D. J. McKay & N. P. F. McKay.

Wikipedia | en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interferometry
Interferometry definition, information, and links.

X-ray Interferometry | casa.colorado.edu/~wcash/interf/Interfere.htm
By Webster Cash, Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy.

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