2 September 2014 Study on the sensitivity of temperature gradient for large aperture SiC lightweight mirror based on active optics
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Proceedings Volume 9280, 7th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Large Mirrors and Telescopes; 92800I (2014) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2069485
Event: 7th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies (AOMATT 2014), 2014, Harbin, China
Abstract
With the aperture of large ground-based telescopes increasing, thermal issues appear more evidently. As a relatively large thermal expansion coefficient SiC (about 2.5x10-6 /K), it makes large aperture SiC lightweight primary mirror more sensitive to temperature gradient. Firstly, discuss thermal issue of the mirror seeing induced by the temperature difference between the mirror surface and ambient theoretically. Then analyze the mirror surface deformation under seven different steady-state temperature fields with a unit temperature load. A uniform axial gradient can cause a mirror surface deflection RMS which can reach 438.4 nm. According to the simulation results, it shows that the primary is most sensitive to a uniform axial gradient and least to uniform change. Lastly, the parameter of thermal control is determined through the above analysis with the error budget to get a better image quality.
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Xiangyi Liu, Jingxu Zhang, Xiaoxia Wu, Jianfeng Li, Peng Guo, Qichang An, "Study on the sensitivity of temperature gradient for large aperture SiC lightweight mirror based on active optics ", Proc. SPIE 9280, 7th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Large Mirrors and Telescopes, 92800I (2 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2069485; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2069485
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