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Agile-field telescope system with diffractive wavefront control
Author(s): Mark T. Gruneisen; Matthew B. Garvin; Raymond C. Dymale; James R. Rotge
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Paper Abstract

This paper builds upon past work demonstrating the integrated performance of a programmable diffractive element of large pixel count with a telescope system. More specifically, a liquid-crystal-based spatial light modulator is used as a reconfigurable diffractive optical element in a telescope system to extend the systems field of regard by compensating large aberrations associated with off-axis orientation of the primary mirror and by steering object light over angles greater than the instantaneous field of view.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 August 2005
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5894, Advanced Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications III, 589414 (26 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.621947
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Mark T. Gruneisen, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Matthew B. Garvin, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Raymond C. Dymale, Boeing LTS, Inc. (United States)
James R. Rotge, Boeing LTS, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5894:
Advanced Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications III
Mark T. Gruneisen; John D. Gonglewski; Michael K. Giles, Editor(s)

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