12 July 2008 Development of interferometry for testing the JWST Optical Telescope Element (OTE)
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Instantaneous phase shifting interferometry is key to successful development and testing of the large, deployable, cryogenic telescope for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) mission. Two new interferometers have been developed to meet the needs of the JWST program. Spatially Phase-Shifted Digital Speckle Pattern Interferometer (SPSDSPI) was developed to verify structural deformations to nanometer level accuracy in large, deployable, lightweight, precision structures such as the JWST telescope primary mirror backplane. Multi- wavelength interferometer was developed to verify the performance of the segmented primary mirror at cryogenic temperatures. This paper discusses application of SPS-DSPI for measuring structural deformations in large composite structures at cryogenic temperatures. Additionally development of a multi-wavelength interferometer for verifying JWST OTE primary mirror performance at cryogenic temperatures will be discussed.
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Ritva A. Keski-Kuha, Ritva A. Keski-Kuha, Babak Saif, Babak Saif, Bente Eegholm, Bente Eegholm, Peter Blake, Peter Blake, } "Development of interferometry for testing the JWST Optical Telescope Element (OTE)", Proc. SPIE 7010, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2008: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter, 70100R (12 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789608; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.789608
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