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Design of null compensator for Ф1.5m primary mirror
Author(s): Xiaohui Meng; Jiyou Zhang; Yonggang Wang; Lingdi Xu; Wen Guo; Zhao Jin
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Paper Abstract

The null compensator is the most commonly used method in the large aperture aspheric mirrors manufacturing and testing process. Combining the testing equipment which have already existed, spherical wave compensator and plane wave compensator are need to be designed separately in the practical application. Based on the third-order aberration theory, the equations of two-1ens compensators for 1.5m, F/1.33 hyperboloid concave mirror are deduced, and two different kind design methods for two-lens compensator are obtained. The optimized compensate system achieve the accuracy of 0.0025λ (PV) and 0.0007λ (RMS) by using the optical simulation analysis software. At last, the manufacturing tolerance and compensating range are analyzed, and the result of which indicates that the optimized result are rational and reliable, and it can fulfill the requirement of manufacturing and testing process for aspheric mirrors, meanwhile, the design can lay a theoretical foundation for the null test of larger F/# primary mirror.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2012
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8417, 6th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Optical Test and Measurement Technology and Equipment, 84171X (15 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.975211
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Xiaohui Meng, Beijing Institute of Space Mechanics and Electricity (China)
Jiyou Zhang, Beijing Institute of Space Mechanics and Electricity (China)
Yonggang Wang, Beijing Institute of Space Mechanics and Electricity (China)
Lingdi Xu, Beijing Institute of Space Mechanics and Electricity (China)
Wen Guo, Beijing Institute of Space Mechanics and Electricity (China)
Zhao Jin, Beijing Institute of Space Mechanics and Electricity (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8417:
6th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Optical Test and Measurement Technology and Equipment
Yudong Zhang; Libin Xiang; Sandy To, Editor(s)

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