27 July 2016 Phasing the segments of the Keck and Thirty Meter Telescopes via the narrowband phasing algorithm: chromatic effects
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The narrowband phasing algorithm that was originally developed at Keck has largely been replaced by a broad- band algorithm that, although it is slower and less accurate than the former, has proved to be much more robust. A systematic investigation into the lack of robustness of the narrowband algorithm has shown that it results from systematic errors (of order 20 nm) that are wavelength-dependent. These errors are not well-understood at present, but they do not appear to arise from instrumental effects in the Keck phasing cameras, or from the segment coatings. This leaves high spatial frequency aberrations or scattering within 60 mm of the segment edges as the most likely origin of the effect.
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Gary Chanan, Mitchell Troy, Nasrat Raouf, "Phasing the segments of the Keck and Thirty Meter Telescopes via the narrowband phasing algorithm: chromatic effects", Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 99066F (27 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2230748; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2230748
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