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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • 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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.42.003721


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Abstract

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.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

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

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

Citation
Stephen Padin, "Spatial spectrum analysis of wave-front correction with a segmented mirror," Appl. Opt. 42, 3721-3725 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-42-19-3721


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