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Predictions Of Stray Light Modeling On The Ultimate Performance Of AO Processors
Author(s): R. B. Brown; A. E. Craig; J. N. Lee
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Paper Abstract

The performance of optical processors, particularly crosstalk and dynamic range, normally does not measure up to what is predicted by first order optical design, ray tracing, and diffraction calculations. Contributing factors such as detector array and light source characteristics, discussed elsewhere by other authors, combine with optical performance factors such as large-and small-angle scatter and multiple reflections to determine the actual system performance. A stray light computer code, ASAP/RABET, has been used to model several simple configurations found in optical processors. Scattering of samples of material was measured using a low angle scatterometer in transmission (BTDF), and measured longscan surface roughness profile data (WYKO TOPO). The results including the stray light effects are compared with normal calculations (CODEV) and also with some measured performance data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 1988
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0936, Advances in Optical Information Processing III, (22 August 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.946917
Show Author Affiliations
R. B. Brown, U S Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
A. E. Craig, U S Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
J. N. Lee, U S Naval Research Laboratory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0936:
Advances in Optical Information Processing III
Dennis R. Pape, Editor(s)

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