Noise and information in interferometric cross correlators

Kent B. Hill, Scott A. Basinger, Ronald A. Stack, David J. Brady

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We consider optical interferometric cross correlators based on broadband light sources. We derive the signal-to-noise ratio from basic principles and supply experimental evidence that corroborates the theoretical analysis. Noise sources are discussed, and the signal-to-noise ratio of our experimental system is measured.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3948-3958
Number of pages11
JournalApplied optics
Issue number17
StatePublished - Jun 10 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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