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Effects Of Piston And Tilt Errors On The Performance Of Multiple Mirror Telescopes
Author(s): R. R. Butts
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Paper Abstract

The degradation due to random segment jitter and phase mismatch on the average far field, on axis irradiance of a laser beam transmitted from a telescope with a segmented primary mirror is computed. The derived expression is exact within the stated assumptions and offers a more accurate alternative, for this application, to the commonly used Strehl approximation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 1981
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0293, Wavefront Distortions in Power Optics, (30 December 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.932330
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R. R. Butts, Air Force Weapons Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0293:
Wavefront Distortions in Power Optics
Claude A. Klein, Editor(s)

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