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Development of an active-optics system for 27-inch thin mirror
Author(s): Ajay Kumar Saxena; J. P. Lancelot; J. P. Samson
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Paper Abstract

India is planning to build a large Optical/Infrared Telescope of 4 to 5 M in size. This telescope will adopt most of the features of the New Technology Telescope including active and adoptive optics corrections for achieving improved image quality. Keeping this in view a prototype active optics system for a 27 inch thin mirror is being developed at Indian Institute of Astrophysics. A new digital polarization shearing interferometer will be used for wavefront sensing. The paper describes in detail the procedure for wavefront sensing and the approach for the active correction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 December 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2003, Interferometry VI: Techniques and Analysis, (10 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.165442
Show Author Affiliations
Ajay Kumar Saxena, Indian Institute of Astrophysics (India)
J. P. Lancelot, Indian Institute of Astrophysics (India)
J. P. Samson, Indian Institute of Astrophysics (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2003:
Interferometry VI: Techniques and Analysis
Osuk Y. Kwon; Gordon M. Brown; Malgorzata Kujawinska, Editor(s)

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