Dr. Patrick L. Thompson
Senior Optical Physicist at NASA / GSFC
SPIE Involvement:
Area of Expertise:
Space-Based Optics , Space / Lunar Bases , Exoplanet Coronography , Planetary Science Instruments , Information Theory of Optics , Astronomical Telescopes & Instrumentation
Publications (34)

Proceedings Article | 17 March 2023 Presentation
Proceedings Volume 12413, 124130Y (2023) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2654236
KEYWORDS: Adaptive optics, Telescopes, Telecommunications, Optical communications, Atmospheric turbulence, Wavefront distortions, Turbulence, Speckle pattern, Space operations, Single mode fibers

Proceedings Article | 15 March 2023 Presentation + Paper
Proceedings Volume 12413, 124130V (2023) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2652103
KEYWORDS: Telescopes, Laser communication terminals, Adaptive optics, Quantum optical communication, Laser communications, Cameras

Proceedings Article | 15 March 2023 Presentation + Paper
Proceedings Volume 12413, 124130X (2023) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2653355
KEYWORDS: Adaptive optics, Design and modelling, Telescopes, Free space optics, Commercial off the shelf technology, Cameras, Interfaces, Mirrors, Tunable filters, Telecommunications

SPIE Journal Paper | 10 April 2021 Open Access
OE, Vol. 60, Issue 04, 049801, (April 2021) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.10.1117/1.OE.60.4.049801
KEYWORDS: Optical testing, Optical alignment, Metrology, Optical engineering, Geometrical optics

SPIE Journal Paper | 15 March 2021
OE, Vol. 60, Issue 03, 035106, (March 2021) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.10.1117/1.OE.60.3.035106
KEYWORDS: Metrology, Mirrors, Optical testing, Optical alignment, Optical engineering, Interferometry, Optical fabrication, Aspheric lenses, Terbium, Lawrencium

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