Noise and information in interferometric cross correlators

TitleNoise and information in interferometric cross correlators
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsKB Hill, SA Basinger, RA Stack, and DJ Brady
JournalApplied Optics
Volume36
Start Page3948
Issue17
Pagination3948 - 3958
Date Published06/1997
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1364/AO.36.003948
Short TitleApplied Optics