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Average phase calculations with near-field diffraction algorithms for the Space Interferometry Mission
Author(s): Miltiadis V. Papalexandris; Scott A. Basinger; David C. Redding
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Paper Abstract

This work reports on the computation of the average phase of a beam over an optical element via discrete Fourier transform techniques. The objective is to develop accurate diffraction models for the Space Interferometry Mission (SIM). Applications related to SIM include calibration of metrology measurements, evaluation of cornercube diffraction effects, and others. The algorithms that are used to compute the field are described and numerical tests that assess their accuracy are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 July 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4006, Interferometry in Optical Astronomy, (5 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390281
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Miltiadis V. Papalexandris, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Scott A. Basinger, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
David C. Redding, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4006:
Interferometry in Optical Astronomy
Pierre J. Lena; Andreas Quirrenbach, Editor(s)

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