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Image formation in coronagraphs due to mirror polarization aberrations
Author(s): Russell A. Chipman
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Paper Abstract

The PSF for astronomical telescopes and instruments depends not only on geometric wavefront aberrations, but also on those polarization aberrations from the polarization properties of reflecting and transmitting surfaces. The image plane irradiance distribution is the linear superposition of four PSF images: one for each of the two orthogonal polarizations and one for each of two cross-coupled polarization terms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 November 2017
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10590, International Optical Design Conference 2017, 105901V (27 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2291913
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Russell A. Chipman, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10590:
International Optical Design Conference 2017
Peter P. Clark; Julius A. Muschaweck; Richard N. Pfisterer; John R. Rogers, Editor(s)

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