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Local Optical Correction System
Author(s): P. L. Misuinas; C. Chi
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Paper Abstract

The Local Optical Correction System (LOCS), currently in fabrication, is a next generation beam control concept. The LOCS is designed to demonstrate full aperture sampling of the outgoing wavefront, alignment and stabilization using an inertially stabilized reference, and correction of local optical train errors. Sampling is by a low efficiency holographic grating on the 60 cm primary mirror. The grating diffracts a visible (0.6328 micron) probe beam into a wavefront sensor behind the secondary mirror. Wavefront information is processed in real time, and a deformable mirror is actuated to modify the out going beam. The primary emphasis is on the removal of internally generated distortions. System delivery to the Air Force Weapons Laboratory is currently scheduled for November 1981. Preliminary testing should be completed by May 1982.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 1981
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0293, Wavefront Distortions in Power Optics, (30 December 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.932343
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P. L. Misuinas, Air Force Weapons Laboratory/ARAA (United States)
C. Chi, Hughes Aircraft Company (United States)

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

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