Optical testing of mirrors for giant telescopes

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Abstract

Today's giant telescopes use mirrors that require new methods of optical testing. This paper summarizes developments at University of Arizona for measuring off-axis primary mirror segments, large convex aspheric secondary mirrors, and giant turning flats.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical Fabrication and Testing, OFT 2010
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
EventOptical Fabrication and Testing, OFT 2010 - Jackson Hole, WY, United States
Duration: Jun 13 2010Jun 17 2010

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

Other

OtherOptical Fabrication and Testing, OFT 2010
CountryUnited States
CityJackson Hole, WY
Period6/13/106/17/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Burge, J. H. (2010). Optical testing of mirrors for giant telescopes. In Optical Fabrication and Testing, OFT 2010 (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers).