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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 4 — Feb. 1, 1998
  • pp: 643–648

Radiation-induced wave-front aberrations: a new approach

A.I. Gusarov and D. B. Doyle  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 4, pp. 643-648 (1998)

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We present experimental evidence that the action of γ radiation on an optical system can result in significant wave-front aberrations. To quantify such aberrations with sufficient accuracy for diffraction-limited optical systems, we have used a phenomenological approach based on the concept of dose coefficients. We have measured the dose coefficients for LaK9 and LaK9G15 glasses. Our results confirm this approach and indicate that radiation-induced wave-front aberrations cannot necessarily be neglected for space optical systems that use radiation-hardened glasses.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(220.1010) Optical design and fabrication : Aberrations (global)
(350.5610) Other areas of optics : Radiation
(350.6090) Other areas of optics : Space optics

Original Manuscript: February 25, 1997
Revised Manuscript: October 2, 1997
Published: February 1, 1998

A.I. Gusarov and D. B. Doyle, "Radiation-induced wave-front aberrations: a new approach," Appl. Opt. 37, 643-648 (1998)

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