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Algorithm for phasing a segmented mirror
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Paper Abstract

This paper considers the problem of forming a preset surface of a segmented mirror of a telescope. An iteration algorithm based on analysis of the interference pattern of the radiation reflected from the mirror is used for phasing the mirror segments. At every iteration, the current interferogram is compared with the reference one obtained for the surface of a preset shape. The value of the control goal function, whose minimum is determined in the algorithm, decreases with the decreasing discrepancy between the interferograms. This technique provides for formationof a plane-reflecting surface of the mirror, if the relative displacement of segments does not exceed the half wavelength. It is shown that to extend the range of acceptable displacements, it is necessary to introduce additional sources of radiation of specially chosen wavelengths. In such a case, the dynamic range of the algorithm can be extended up to 30 μm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5490, Advancements in Adaptive Optics, (25 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.552973
Show Author Affiliations
Feodor Yu. Kanev, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Vladimir P. Lukin, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Nailya A. Makenova, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5490:
Advancements in Adaptive Optics
Domenico Bonaccini Calia; Brent L. Ellerbroek; Roberto Ragazzoni, Editor(s)

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