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Effects Of Mirror Grating Distortions On Diffraction Spots At Wavefront Sensors
Author(s): Bernard Bendow; Carl M. Wiggins
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Paper Abstract

A variant of Kirchhoff's diffraction theory is used to obtain expressions for the light field diffracted from distorted grating patches on curved mirrors. Explicit formulae are obtained for the fields in the vicinity of the wavefront sensor for certain special cases, and numerical calculations of the diffraction pattern are carried out as a function of grating parameters.

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Date Published: 16 January 1986
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0551, Adaptive Optics, (16 January 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.948988
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Bernard Bendow, The BDM Corporation (United States)
Carl M. Wiggins, The BDM Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0551:
Adaptive Optics
Jacques E. Ludman, Editor(s)

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