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Preliminary design of a laser launch telescope for Gemini
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Paper Abstract

The Gemini Laser Launch Telescope will reside behind the secondary support structure of the Gemini 8m telescope, where it will expand an incoming sodium laser beam to 450 mm diameter and launch it into the sky, co-axial to the main telescope. The tight space and stringent performance specifications have required some innovative approaches in optical and mechanical design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4839, Adaptive Optical System Technologies II, (7 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.459349
Show Author Affiliations
Gordon J. Pentland, EOS Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Daniel R. Blanco, EOS Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Kerry Rebeske, EOS Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Edward G. Winrow, EOS Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Celine d'Orgeville, Gemini Observatory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4839:
Adaptive Optical System Technologies II
Peter L. Wizinowich; Domenico Bonaccini, Editor(s)

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