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Primary mirror manufacturing considerations for a space-based coherent lidar
Author(s): Timothy Scott Blackwell; Ye Li; Bruce R. Peters; Farzin Amzajerdian; Jeffrey L. Klingmann; Keith Carlisle; Anthony Demiris; James H. Hamilton
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Paper Abstract

The measurement of winds from a space borne platform is of significant scientific importance to both weather prediction and climate research. One of the key technologies embodied in coherent detection of winds from space is the use of large aperture, compact, lightweight, high-quality wavefront, photon-efficiency optics. This paper discusses the optical design, the mechanical design, material preference, diamond turning issues, polishing requirements, and coating selections for the primary mirror of a 25X afocal beam expander intended for use in space-based coherent lidar systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3757, Application of Lidar to Current Atmospheric Topics III, (22 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366436
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Timothy Scott Blackwell, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Ye Li, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Bruce R. Peters, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Farzin Amzajerdian, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Jeffrey L. Klingmann, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Keith Carlisle, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Anthony Demiris, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
James H. Hamilton, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3757:
Application of Lidar to Current Atmospheric Topics III
Arthur J. Sedlacek; Kenneth W. Fischer, Editor(s)

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