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Dainis Dravins

Professor emeritus

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Astronomical applications of quantum optics for extremely large telescopes

Author

  • C. Barbieri
  • Dainis Dravins
  • T. Occhipinti
  • F. Tamburini
  • G. Naletto
  • V. Da Deppo
  • S. Fornasier
  • M. D'Onofrio
  • R. A. E. Fosbury
  • Ricky Nilsson
  • Helena Uthas

Summary, in English

A programme has been started to investigate photon properties that are not currently exploited in astronomical instruments, namely second- and higher-order coherence functions encoded in their arrival time, and the orbital angular momentum. This paper expounds the first results achieved in the study of a novel astronomical photometer capable of pushing time tagging towards the picosecond region. This conceptual device has been developed as a possible focal plane instrument for the future OverWhelmingly Large Telescope (OWL) of the European Southern Observatory. This instrument has been named QuantEYE, that is, the Quantum Eye of OWL.

Department/s

  • Lund Observatory

Publishing year

2007

Language

English

Pages

191-197

Publication/Series

Journal of Modern Optics

Volume

54

Issue

2-3

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Topic

  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0950-0340