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Performance Evaluation Of The Antares Reference Telescope System
Author(s): J. R. Parker; G. L. Woodfin; V. K. Viswanathan
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Paper Abstract

The Antares Reference Telescope System is a complicated electro-optical-mechanical system whose main purpose is to enable positioning of targets used in the Antares Laser System to within 10 μm of a selected nominal position. To date, it has been used successfully to position targets ranging in size from 300 μm to 2 mm. The system consists of two electro-optical systems positioned in a nearly orthogonal manner. This "cross telescope" configuration facilitates accurate positioning in three planes. The results obtained so far in resolution and positioning of targets using this system are discussed. It is shown that a resolution of 200 1p/mm and a positioning precision of 25 μm can be obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 1985
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0540, Southwest Conf on Optics '85, (20 November 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.976115
Show Author Affiliations
J. R. Parker, University of California (United States)
G. L. Woodfin, University of California (United States)
V. K. Viswanathan, University of California (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0540:
Southwest Conf on Optics '85
Susanne C. Stotlar, Editor(s)

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