Noise and information in interferometric cross correlators


Journal Article

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. © 1997 Optical Society of America.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hill, KB; Basinger, SA; Stack, RA; Brady, DJ

Published Date

  • June 10, 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 17

Start / End Page

  • 3948 - 3958

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2155-3165

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1559-128X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/AO.36.003948

Citation Source

  • Scopus