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Simultaneous design of an optical system and null tests of the components: examples and results from the Large-aperture Synoptic Survey Telescope
Author(s): Lynn G. Seppala
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Paper Abstract

Optical null tests for three lenses and two subsystems were incorporated into the optical design procedure for the Large-aperture Synoptic Survey Telescope [1]. The "skip surfaces" feature in the OSLO optical design program was crucial. The resulting optical tests were extremely simple, requiring only a retro reflecting spherical or flat mirror. This is only possible because the optical tests were simultaneously designed and optimized as the telescope was designed.

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Date Published: 7 September 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7652, International Optical Design Conference 2010, 76520I (7 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.868873
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Lynn G. Seppala, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7652:
International Optical Design Conference 2010
Julie Bentley; Anurag Gupta; Richard N. Youngworth, Editor(s)

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