1 August 1990 Wavefront control of large optical systems
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Proceedings Volume 1271, Adaptive Optics and Optical Structures; (1990) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.20406
Event: The International Congress on Optical Science and Engineering, 1990, The Hague, Netherlands
Several levels of wavefront control are necessary for the optimum performance of very large telescopes, especially segmented ones like the Large Deployable Reflector. In general, the major contributors to wavefront error are the segments of the large primary mirror. Wavefront control at the largest optical surface may not be the optimum choice because of the mass and inaccessibility of the elements of this surface that require upgrading. The concept of two-stage optics was developed to permit a poor wavefront from the large optics to be upgraded by means of a wavefront corrector at a small exit pupil of the system.
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Aden B. Meinel, Aden B. Meinel, Marjorie P. Meinel, Marjorie P. Meinel, James B. Breckinridge, James B. Breckinridge, } "Wavefront control of large optical systems", Proc. SPIE 1271, Adaptive Optics and Optical Structures, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.20406; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.20406


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