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Holographically corrected telescopes
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Paper Abstract

Holographic correction of low-quality telescopes is an inexpensive method of obtaining large aperture devices suitable for lidar, imaging, and directed energy weaponry. We present an analysis of two different methods for producing diffraction-limited telescopes from the holographic correction of spherical mirrors. These evaluations are essential for choosing the optimal design for a given telescope application. Included in our discussion are the results from preliminary experiments into the various designs. The aim of the project is construct the first ever holographically corrected astronomical telescope for both ground and space-based operations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3356, Space Telescopes and Instruments V, (28 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.324495
Show Author Affiliations
Geoff P. Andersen, U.S. Air Force Academy (United States)
Randall J. Knize, U.S. Air Force Academy (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3356:
Space Telescopes and Instruments V
Pierre Y. Bely; James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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