Optimizing a Deformable Secondary Mirror for Adaptive Optics

Bruce C. Bigelow, Richard G. Bingham, David D. Walker

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Abstract

The design of a proposed 1-m diameter deformable secondary mirror is described, with emphasis on optimization of each component for adaptive optical correction. Finite element analyses are presented which investigate the ability of the mirror to match low-order Zernike polynomials. Wavefront data from a 1-m telescope are used to examine the ability of the mirror to fit atmospherically distorted wavefronts. Finally, mirror surface FEA results from the atmospheric wavefronts are Fourier transformed to predict pre- and post-correction image quality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdaptive Optics in Astronomy
Subtitle of host publication1994 Symposium on Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation for the 21st Century
EditorsMark A. Ealey, Fritz Merkle
PublisherSPIE
Pages800-810
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)0819414964, 9780819414960
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventAdaptive Optics in Astronomy - Kailua, United States
Duration: 17 Mar 199418 Mar 1994

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume2201
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceAdaptive Optics in Astronomy
CountryUnited States
CityKailua
Period17/03/9418/03/94

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Adaptive optics
adaptive optics
Mirrors
Wavefronts
mirrors
Telescopes
Image quality
polynomials
Polynomials
telescopes
Finite element method
optimization

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Bigelow, B. C., Bingham, R. G., & Walker, D. D. (1994). Optimizing a Deformable Secondary Mirror for Adaptive Optics. In M. A. Ealey, & F. Merkle (Eds.), Adaptive Optics in Astronomy: 1994 Symposium on Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation for the 21st Century (pp. 800-810). (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 2201). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.176115
Bigelow, Bruce C. ; Bingham, Richard G. ; Walker, David D. / Optimizing a Deformable Secondary Mirror for Adaptive Optics. Adaptive Optics in Astronomy: 1994 Symposium on Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation for the 21st Century. editor / Mark A. Ealey ; Fritz Merkle. SPIE, 1994. pp. 800-810 (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering).
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Bigelow, BC, Bingham, RG & Walker, DD 1994, Optimizing a Deformable Secondary Mirror for Adaptive Optics. in MA Ealey & F Merkle (eds), Adaptive Optics in Astronomy: 1994 Symposium on Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation for the 21st Century. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 2201, SPIE, pp. 800-810, Adaptive Optics in Astronomy, Kailua, United States, 17/03/94. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.176115

Optimizing a Deformable Secondary Mirror for Adaptive Optics. / Bigelow, Bruce C.; Bingham, Richard G.; Walker, David D.

Adaptive Optics in Astronomy: 1994 Symposium on Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation for the 21st Century. ed. / Mark A. Ealey; Fritz Merkle. SPIE, 1994. p. 800-810 (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 2201).

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Bigelow BC, Bingham RG, Walker DD. Optimizing a Deformable Secondary Mirror for Adaptive Optics. In Ealey MA, Merkle F, editors, Adaptive Optics in Astronomy: 1994 Symposium on Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation for the 21st Century. SPIE. 1994. p. 800-810. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.176115