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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2003
  • pp: 3721–3725

Spatial spectrum analysis of wave-front correction with a segmented mirror

Stephen Padin  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 19, pp. 3721-3725 (2003)

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An expression is derived for the spatial power spectrum of wave-front errors after correction with a segmented mirror. This includes estimates of the spectral contributions of segment piston and tilt corrections and spatial aliasing by a regular array of segments. The approach allows rapid computation of wave-front error spectra in systems with highly segmented mirrors.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(350.1260) Other areas of optics : Astronomical optics

Original Manuscript: January 16, 2003
Revised Manuscript: March 31, 2003
Published: July 1, 2003

Stephen Padin, "Spatial spectrum analysis of wave-front correction with a segmented mirror," Appl. Opt. 42, 3721-3725 (2003)

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