A Caltech Library Service

Computational Aspects of Bispectral Analysis in Interferometric Imaging

Gorham, Peter W. (1988) Computational Aspects of Bispectral Analysis in Interferometric Imaging. In: NOAO-ESO Conference on High-Resolution Imaging by Interferometry : ground-based interferometry at visible and infrared wavelengths, 15-18 March 1988, Garching bei München, F.R.G. : proceedings. ESO conference and workshop proceedings. Vol.1. No.29. European Southern Observatory , Garching bei München, Federal Republic of Germany, pp. 191-200.

PDF - Published Version
See Usage Policy.

PDF - Submitted Version
See Usage Policy.


Use this Persistent URL to link to this item:


Although many approaches to phase recovery in the techniques of speckle interferometry and discrete-element optical interferometry are now being currently used, the most promising are those which make use of the closure phase principle (Jennison 1957; Rogstad 1968), which provides an observable phase which is immune to atmospheric corruption, and contains the desired object phases. The general mathematical support for the closure phase quantity is provided by the bispectrum function (Hoffmann et al. 1983), which is a third moment of the complex visibility of the observed (and therefore atmospherically corrupted) source distributions. Specifically, triple products of all visibility elements which can be mapped onto a triangle of discrete interferometer elements, are included in the bispectrum. This constraint implies that the bispectrum volume spans four dimensions, since it is effectively a vector product of the aperture plane with itself, corresponding to the two independent legs of the baseline triangles.

Item Type:Book Section
Related URLs:
URLURL TypeDescription
Contact Email
Additional Information:Copyright ESO. Provided by the NASA Astrophysics Data System. The author wishes to thank G. Smith, T. Nakajima, S. Kulkarni, A. Readhead, and T. Prince for useful discussion and criticism, and G. Fox and the Caltech Concurrent Supercomputing Initiative for support. This work was supported in part by the U.S. National Science Foundation, the U. S. Dept. of Energy, and the W. M. Keck Foundation.
Group:Space Radiation Laboratory
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Department of Energy (DOE)UNSPECIFIED
W. M. Keck FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Other Numbering System:
Other Numbering System NameOther Numbering System ID
Space Radiation Laboratory1988-05
Series Name:ESO conference and workshop proceedings
Issue or Number:29
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20140501-103545940
Persistent URL:
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:45405
Deposited By: SWORD User
Deposited On:05 May 2014 16:47
Last Modified:03 Oct 2019 06:30

Repository Staff Only: item control page