Sunday, September 13, 2015

The Theoretical Performance and Feasibility of Quantum Telescopes

Quantum Telescopes: feasibility and constrains


Kurek et al


Quantum Telescope is a recent idea aimed at beating the diffraction limit of spaceborne telescopes and possibly also other distant target imaging systems. There is no agreement yet on the best setup of these devices, but some configurations were already proposed.

In this Letter we characterize the predicted performance of Quantum Telescopes and their possible limitations. Our rigorous simulations confirm that the general idea of such instruments is feasible and the device can provide considerable gains in the angular resolution of imaging in the UV, optical and infrared bands. We argue that it is generally possible to construct and manufacture such instruments using the latest or soon to be available technology. We refer to the latest literature to discuss the feasibility of the proposed QT system design.

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