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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • 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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.35.000603


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Abstract

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.

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

Citation
Geoff Andersen, Jesper Munch, and Peter Veitch, "Holographic correction of large telescope primaries by proximal, off-axis beacons," Appl. Opt. 35, 603-608 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-35-4-603


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