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Imaging of optical sparse aperture systems and its evaluation experimentally
Author(s): Dayong Wang; Ji Han; Xiyang Fu; Hongfeng Guo; Shiquan Tao
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Paper Abstract

Optical sparse aperture systems can be designed to obtain high resolution for imaging astronomical object. They are particular arrays synthesized by several small filled imaging systems. In this paper, a principle experiment is set up for optical sparse aperture system. Imaging of the extended complex object is achieved. Image restoration of the direct output by the sparse-aperture system is performed by measuring the point spread functions (PSF) and by using the Weiner filter. The correlation coefficient is proposed as a criterion to determine optimal parameter, and evaluate the performance of the algorithms. The results show that Tri-Arm array configuration among three kinds of configuration models can produce higher resolution and larger correlation coefficient value after restoration. Accordingly, based on the experimental data, the possibility is demonstrated that the optical sparse aperture systems can achieve almost the same resolution and image quality as an equivalent filled system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 November 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6721, 3rd International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Large Mirrors and Telescopes, 672105 (28 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.782685
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Dayong Wang, Beijing Univ. of Technology (China)
Ji Han, Beijing Univ. of Technology (China)
Xiyang Fu, National Astronomical Observatories (China)
Hongfeng Guo, National Astronomical Observatories (China)
Shiquan Tao, Beijing Univ. of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6721:
3rd International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Large Mirrors and Telescopes

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