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21 August 2018 James Webb Space Telescope optical simulation testbed V: wide-field phase retrieval assessment
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The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Optical Simulation Testbed (JOST) is a hardware simulator for wavefront sensing and control designed to produce JWST-like images. A model of the JWST three mirror anastigmat is realized with three lenses in the form of a Cooke triplet, which provides JWST-like optical quality over a field equivalent to a NIRCam module. An Iris AO hexagonally segmented mirror stands in for the JWST primary. This setup successfully produces images extremely similar to expected JWST in- ight point spread functions (PSFs), and NIRCam images from cryotesting, in terms of the PSF morphology and sampling relative to the diffraction limit. The segmentation of the primary mirror into subapertures introduces complexity into wavefront sensing and control (WFSandC) of large space based telescopes like JWST. JOST provides a platform for independent analysis of WFSandC scenarios for both commissioning and maintenance activities on such observatories. We present an update of the current status of the testbed including both single field and wide-field alignment results. We assess the optical quality of JOST over a wide field of view to inform the future implementation of different wavefront sensing algorithms including the currently implemented Linearized Algorithm for Phase Diversity (LAPD). JOST complements other work at the Makidon Laboratory at the Space Telescope Science Institute, including the High-contrast imager for Complex Aperture Telescopes (HiCAT) testbed, that investigates coronagraphy for segmented aperture telescopes. Beyond JWST we intend to use JOST for WFSandC studies for future large segmented space telescopes such as LUVOIR.
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Iva Laginja, Greg Brady, Rémi Soummer, Sylvain Egron, Christopher Moriarty, Charles-Philippe Lajoie, Aurélie Bonnefois, Vincent Michau, Élodie Choquet, Marc Ferrari, Lucie Leboulleux, Olivier Levecq, Mamadou N'Diaye, Marshall D. Perrin, Peter Petrone, Laurent Pueyo, and Anand Sivaramakrishnan "James Webb Space Telescope optical simulation testbed V: wide-field phase retrieval assessment", Proc. SPIE 10698, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 106983N (21 August 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2313892
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