29 July 2016 Testing and characterization of a prototype telescope for the evolved Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (eLISA)
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We describe our efforts to fabricate, test and characterize a prototype telescope for the eLISA mission. Much of our work has centered on the modeling and measurement of scattered light performance. This work also builds on a previous demonstration of a high dimensional stability metering structure using particular choices of materials and interfaces. We will discuss ongoing plans to merge these two separate demonstrations into a single telescope design demonstrating both stray light and dimensional stability requirements simultaneously.
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S. Sankar, J. Livas, "Testing and characterization of a prototype telescope for the evolved Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (eLISA)", Proc. SPIE 9904, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 99045A (29 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233075; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2233075
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