Astrophysics (index)

Interferometry

(analysis of superimposed EMR waves)

Interferometry is the use and analysis of superimposed Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) waves. The patterns produced by waves from slightly different directions or Wavelengths include information about relative directions and wavelengths. The device carrying out this function is called an Interferometer.

Radio Astronomy makes a lot of use of Interferometry, using multiple Radio Telescopes (dishes) to achieve a higher Angular Resolution.

Gravitational Wave (GW) detectors such as LISA also use interferometry to measure the extremely short distances involved.


(science,astronomy,measurement)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interferometry

Referenced by:
Correlator
Electronic Very-long-baseline Interferometry (e-VLBI)
Interferometer
Interferometry
Large Binocular Telescope (LBT)
LISA
New Gravitational Wave Observatory (NGO)
Radio Astronomy
Speckle Suppression
Stellar Radius Determination
Very Large Array (VLA)
Very-long-baseline Interferometry (VLBI)

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