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Optical design for a Fabry-Perot image interferometer for solar observations
Author(s): Gilberto Moretto; G. Allen Gary; K. S. Balasubramaniam; Thomas R. Rimmele
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Paper Abstract

We outline here a preliminary optical design study for a telecentric tunable Fabry-Perot etalon system. The first result of the optical optimization into a design, which delivers performance image quality and telecentricity, is presented here. Bearing in mind the possible use of such a study design - as a possible instrument for the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope (ATST) - we also show that a hybrid design strategy delivers a compact design that will fit inside the ATST's Coude optical tables.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 2004
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5492, Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy, (30 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.548913
Show Author Affiliations
Gilberto Moretto, National Solar Observatory (United States)
G. Allen Gary, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
K. S. Balasubramaniam, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Thomas R. Rimmele, National Solar Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5492:
Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy
Alan F. M. Moorwood; Masanori Iye, Editor(s)

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