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Design of the segmented primary optical telescope
Author(s): Kaisheng Zhang; Aqi Yan; Jianzhong Cao; Zheyuan Fan; Li Wu; Zhi Zhang; Qing Zhu
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Paper Abstract

Following with the “high-resolution upsurge” appeared in many counties in recent few years, it is an inevitable trend to increase the size of the Optical Telescope. However, because of the volume constrains of space-borne astronomical instruments, segmented reflector is thought as the main measure of future astro-physical missions by many scientists. In this paper, a coaxial three-mirror anastigmatic system (TMA) with a segmented primary mirror is modeled in optical software. The optical system, which has 2.4m aperture, 48m focal length and the field-view angle of 0.3°×0.06°, works in the 450nm~900nm wave band. The ‘1+6’ aperture-stiching model is applied. Firstly, the initial structure of the system is inputted to the CODEV, and a certain constraint functions are set, and then the system automatically optimizes. Finally, designing results show that the Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) is really very near to the limit of diffraction. We get a good image quality of the optical system design results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8907, International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2013: Infrared Imaging and Applications, 89073O (11 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2034071
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Kaisheng Zhang, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics (China)
Aqi Yan, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics (China)
Jianzhong Cao, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics (China)
Zheyuan Fan, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics (China)
Li Wu, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics (China)
Zhi Zhang, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics (China)
Qing Zhu, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8907:
International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2013: Infrared Imaging and Applications
Haimei Gong; Zelin Shi; Qian Chen; Jin Lu, Editor(s)

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