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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 4 — Feb. 13, 2012
  • pp: 3703–3710

Polarization phase shifting dispersed fringe sensor

Gene Olczak  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 3703-3710 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.003703


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Abstract

The dispersed fringe sensor (DFS) has been demonstrated as an effective means of measuring mirror segment piston error for telescopes with primary mirror apertures below 10 meters. With larger proposed telescopes such as The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) and The European Large Telescope (ELT) including ever more segments, there is a need for improvement in the co-phasing capability for segmented primary mirrors. In this paper a novel DFS that employs polarization phase shifting technology is introduced. This novel technology provides system designers and engineers with a new tool to extend the dynamic range of a DFS.

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OCIS Codes
(120.1880) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Detection
(120.2650) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Fringe analysis
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(120.5060) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase modulation

ToC Category:
Sensors

History
Original Manuscript: November 23, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 9, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 24, 2012
Published: January 31, 2012

Citation
Gene Olczak, "Polarization phase shifting dispersed fringe sensor," Opt. Express 20, 3703-3710 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-4-3703


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