Alignment of a three-mirror telescope using the sine condition test

David Sommitz, Matthew B Dubin

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Abstract

The Sine Condition Test has been experimentally demonstrated as an effective tool for measuring linearly field dependent aberrations in simple optical systems. Simulations have also shown that it can be used to provide feedback as part of an alignment procedure for more complex systems. In this paper we show how the Sine Condition Test was used as part of the process for aligning a three mirror telescope. We present the basic concept of the Sine Condition Test, how it was implemented in our system and the experimental results from multiple alignments. Finally, we compare our experimental results to simulated results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical System Alignment, Tolerancing, and Verification XII
EditorsJose Sasian, Richard N. Youngworth
PublisherSPIE
Volume10747
ISBN (Electronic)9781510620650
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
EventOptical System Alignment, Tolerancing, and Verification XII 2018 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 19 2018Aug 20 2018

Other

OtherOptical System Alignment, Tolerancing, and Verification XII 2018
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period8/19/188/20/18

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Telescopes
Telescope
Mirror
Mirrors
Alignment
alignment
telescopes
mirrors
Aberrations
Optical systems
Large scale systems
Experimental Results
Aberration
complex systems
Feedback
Optical System
aberration
Complex Systems
Linearly
Dependent

Keywords

  • Abbe Sine Condition
  • Alignment
  • Sine Condition Test
  • TMA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Sommitz, D., & Dubin, M. B. (2018). Alignment of a three-mirror telescope using the sine condition test. In J. Sasian, & R. N. Youngworth (Eds.), Optical System Alignment, Tolerancing, and Verification XII (Vol. 10747). [1074702] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2320689

Alignment of a three-mirror telescope using the sine condition test. / Sommitz, David; Dubin, Matthew B.

Optical System Alignment, Tolerancing, and Verification XII. ed. / Jose Sasian; Richard N. Youngworth. Vol. 10747 SPIE, 2018. 1074702.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Sommitz, D & Dubin, MB 2018, Alignment of a three-mirror telescope using the sine condition test. in J Sasian & RN Youngworth (eds), Optical System Alignment, Tolerancing, and Verification XII. vol. 10747, 1074702, SPIE, Optical System Alignment, Tolerancing, and Verification XII 2018, San Diego, United States, 8/19/18. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2320689
Sommitz D, Dubin MB. Alignment of a three-mirror telescope using the sine condition test. In Sasian J, Youngworth RN, editors, Optical System Alignment, Tolerancing, and Verification XII. Vol. 10747. SPIE. 2018. 1074702 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2320689
Sommitz, David ; Dubin, Matthew B. / Alignment of a three-mirror telescope using the sine condition test. Optical System Alignment, Tolerancing, and Verification XII. editor / Jose Sasian ; Richard N. Youngworth. Vol. 10747 SPIE, 2018.
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