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  • Vol. 35, Iss. 4 — Feb. 1, 1996
  • pp: 603–608

Holographic correction of large telescope primaries by proximal, off-axis beacons

Geoff Andersen, Jesper Munch, and Peter Veitch  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 35, Issue 4, pp. 603-608 (1996)

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Compact telescope configurations incorporating a holographic correction of large, low-quality primary collectors are demonstrated. Aberration correction is demonstrated with an off-axis laser beacon located close to the primary. This arrangement results in a compact telescope with minimum obscuration. The reduction of additional off-axis aberrations introduced by the method is also demonstrated.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 1, 1995
Revised Manuscript: August 25, 1995
Published: February 1, 1996

Geoff Andersen, Jesper Munch, and Peter Veitch, "Holographic correction of large telescope primaries by proximal, off-axis beacons," Appl. Opt. 35, 603-608 (1996)

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