Share Email Print

Proceedings Paper

Membrane primary mirror for a telescope with a real-time holography corrector
Author(s): Sergei A. Dimakov; Boris V. Kislitsyn
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

During some last years an interest has grown in usage of membrane elastic primary mirrors in both beam-projecting and imaging telescopes comprising a nonlinear-optical correction system. Theoretical and experimental studies of these mirrors based on a plane membrane uniform in thickness, at pressure applied along the normal to its surface and tension applied at its edges, have shown that aberrations of such a mirror (with aperture approximately 3 m and relative aperture approximately 1:2) are in the visible wavelength range too large to be compensated with the use of the existent correction systems. In this paper it is proposed for improvement of optical quality of the mirror surface to employ either a plane- membrane mirror variable in thickness or a mirror based on an initial-surface-profile membrane. The presented numerical results of calculation of both the mirror shape and the range of aberration parameters for these mirrors show that aberrations available prove to be lower in magnitude than those of the required level.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 March 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3951, Diffractive/Holographic Technologies and Spatial Light Modulators VII, (10 March 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.379363
Show Author Affiliations
Sergei A. Dimakov, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)
Boris V. Kislitsyn, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3951:
Diffractive/Holographic Technologies and Spatial Light Modulators VII
Ivan Cindrich; Sing H. Lee; Richard L. Sutherland, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top