The apodization technique has been applied to refracting telescopes but rarely to reflecting telescopes. This paper reports results obtained using a 16-sec of arc f/11 Cassegrain telescope. Aperture shapes were determined by imposing the condition that the diffraction pattern along one direction in the image plane be defined by a Sonine diffraction pattern. Polaris (α-UMin) and its companion were used as the test system.
© 1984 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 18, 1983
Published: June 15, 1984
A. B. Schultz, T. Vernon Frazier, and E. Kosso, "Sonine’s Bessel identity applied to apodization," Appl. Opt. 23, 1914-1916 (1984)