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Comparing geometrical and wave-optical algorithms of a novel propagation code applied to the VLTI
Author(s): Rainer Wilhelm
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Paper Abstract

Time-dependent modeling of controlled opto-mechanical systems (e.g. astronomical telescopes) is part of the VLTI system engineering work at ESO. For creation of optical models to be integrated within a dynamic Matlab/ Simulink simulation, a novel optical modeling tool has been developed. It offers a versatile set of geometrical and wave optical propagation algorithms each with its specific strengths. The article describes the algorithms -both from a theoretical and practical point of view. The VLTI as a "real world" application example is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4436, Wave-Optical Systems Engineering, (21 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.451287
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Rainer Wilhelm, European Southern Observatory (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4436:
Wave-Optical Systems Engineering
Frank Wyrowski, Editor(s)

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