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
EditorsMark A. Ealey, Fritz Merkle
PublisherSPIE
Pages800-810
Number of pages11
Volume2201
ISBN (Print)0819414964, 9780819414960
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 1994
Externally publishedYes
Event1994 Symposium on Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation for the 21st Century: Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII - Kailua, United States
Duration: 13 Mar 199418 Mar 1994
Conference number: 8

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSPIE
Volume2201
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

Conference1994 Symposium on Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation for the 21st Century
CountryUnited States
CityKailua
Period13/03/9418/03/94

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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 (Vol. 2201, pp. 800-810). (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 2201). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.176115