Optical interferometry in astronomy

  title={Optical interferometry in astronomy},
  author={John D. Monnier},
  journal={Reports on Progress in Physics},
  • J. Monnier
  • Published 25 April 2003
  • Physics
  • Reports on Progress in Physics
Here I review the current state of the field of optical stellar interferometry, concentrating on ground-based work although a brief report of space interferometry missions is included. We pause both to reflect on decades of immense progress in the field as well as to prepare for a new generation of large interferometers just now being commissioned (most notably, the CHARA, Keck and VLT Interferometers). First, this review summarizes the basic principles behind stellar interferometry needed by… 

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