Astronomy and Astrophysics Library

Aperture Synthesis

Methods and Applications to Optical Astronomy

Authors: Saha, Swapan Kumar

  • Discusses the fundamentals of electromagnetic fields, wave optics, interference, diffraction, and imaging extensively
  • Deals with the fundamentals of stellar interferometry
  • Includes more than 100 illustrations
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About this Textbook

Over the years long baseline optical interferometry has slowly gained in importance and today it is a powerful tool. This timely book sets out to highlight the basic principles of long baseline optical interferometry. The book addresses the fundamentals of stellar interferometry with emphasis on aperture synthesis using an array of telescopes particularly at optical/IR wavelengths. It discusses the fundamentals of electromagnetic fields, wave optics, interference, diffraction, and imaging at length. There is a chapter dedicated to radio and intensity interferometry corroborating with basic mathematical steps. The basic principle of optical interferometry and its requirements, its limitations and the technical challenges it poses, are also covered in depth. Assisted by illustrations and footnotes, the book examines the basic tricks of the trade, current trends and methods, and it points to the potential of true interferometry both from the ground and space.

About the authors

Professor S. K. Saha is with the Indian Institute of Astrophysics in Bangalore, India. He has spent one year (1988-89) at the Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur (formerly C.E.R.G.A) in Caussols, France. During this year he conducted research on the high angular features of stars, using the long baseline topical interferometer with a pair of 1.5 meter telescopes. He has a strong interest in Experimental Physics and has developed various equipment in the area. He is the author of the book Diffraction-Limited Imaging with Large and Moderate Telescopes (World Scientific, 2007). Another book, 21st Century Astrophysics (Anita Publications, 2005, with V. K. Rastogi (Ed.)) was brought out to commemorate Einstein's "Year of Miracles," which contains a set of articles written by reputed scientists working at the various laboratories across the Globe. Saha has edited a special issue of Asian J. Physics on 'Astrophysics" in 2004.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction to Wave Optics

    Saha, Swapan Kumar

    Pages 1-29

  • Principles of Interference

    Saha, Swapan Kumar

    Pages 31-49

  • Applications of Interferometry

    Saha, Swapan Kumar

    Pages 51-114

  • Single-dish Diffraction-limited Imaging

    Saha, Swapan Kumar

    Pages 115-164

  • Diluted-aperture Stellar Interferometry

    Saha, Swapan Kumar

    Pages 165-203

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eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
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Hardcover $129.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aperture Synthesis
Book Subtitle
Methods and Applications to Optical Astronomy
Authors
Series Title
Astronomy and Astrophysics Library
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-5710-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-5710-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-5709-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2702-5
Series ISSN
0941-7834
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 466
Topics