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Paper: The Future Development of Ground-based Optical/IR Interferometry
Volume: 340, Future Directions in High Resolution Astronomy: The 10th Anniversary of the VLBA
Page: 619
Authors: Haniff, C.
Abstract: The close analogies between optical/IR synthesis arrays and the VLBA suggest that the development of optical/IR interferometry may follow a similar path, i.e. from an initial phase of experimental projects to the delivery of general purpose facilities. In this paper I summarise the relevant similarities between the radio and optical/IR regimes, review the status and potential prospects for optical/IR interferometry in the near-to-mid-term, and present some hopefully informed "guesses" as to how the field will develop over the next 10 years.
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