11 December 1992 Coating-induced wavefront aberrations
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Abstract
The coatings which are used on telescope mirrors and other optical interfaces can have a profound effect on the image quality formed by an optical system. This paper evaluates the defocus and astigmatism which are caused by the s- and p-phase shifts of coatings. These coating-induced wavefront aberrations are usually insignificant, but can, under certain circumstances, overshadow the geometric wavefront aberrations of the system. The wavefront aberrations induced by reflection-enhanced coatings on an f/1.5 Cassegrain telescope are numerically evaluated as an example.
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Daniel J. Reiley, Daniel J. Reiley, Russell A. Chipman, Russell A. Chipman, } "Coating-induced wavefront aberrations", Proc. SPIE 1746, Polarization Analysis and Measurement, (11 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138782; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.138782
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