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  • Vol. 32, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 1993
  • pp: 1786–1788

Hubble Space Telescope COSTAR asphere verification with a modified computer-generated hologram interferometer

L. Feinberg and M. Wilson  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 32, Issue 10, pp. 1786-1788 (1993)

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To correct for the spherical aberration in the Hubble Space Telescope primary mirror, five anamorphic aspheric mirrors representing correction for three scientific instruments have been fabricated as part of the development of the corrective-optics space telescope axial-replacement instrument (COSTAR). During the acceptance tests of these mirrors at the vendor, a quick and simple method for verifying the asphere surface figure was developed. The technique has been used on three of the aspheres relating to the three instrument prescriptions. Results indicate that the three aspheres are correct to the limited accuracy expected of this test.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 15, 1992
Published: April 1, 1993

L. Feinberg and M. Wilson, "Hubble Space Telescope COSTAR asphere verification with a modified computer-generated hologram interferometer," Appl. Opt. 32, 1786-1788 (1993)

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