Proceedings PaperAll-refractive telescope for next-generation inter-satellite communication
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A telescope is described that can be used for high-power-laser optical communication links between satellites. An all-refractive design is selected because it is preferred for the application, and the performance specifications are listed for the novel technologies associated with implementation. The telescope is intended to measure 150 x 150 x 350 mm and have a 100/8-mm outside/inside diam ratio and a total FOV ratio of 1.0/12.5 deg exterior/interior. Detailed descriptions are given for telescope components including the collimator, eye piece, scanners, and the pupil imager, and the resulting values for wave-aberration RMS and distortion are discussed. The resulting telescope is found to be about twice as good as the specifications require allowing suitable tolerances for the manufacturing of the telescope.