Optics technology for large-aperture space telescopes: From fabrication to final acceptance tests

Isaac Trumper, Pascal Hallibert, Jonathan W. Arenberg, Hideyo Kunieda, Olivier Guyon, H. Philip Stahl, Dae Wook Kim

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Abstract

This review paper addresses topics of fabrication, testing, alignment, and as-built performance of reflective space optics for the next generation of telescopes across the x-ray to far-infrared spectrum. The technology presented in the manuscript represents the most promising methods to enable a next level of astronomical observation capabilities for space-based telescopes as motivated by the science community. While the technology to produce the proposed telescopes does not exist in its final form, the optics industry is making steady and impressive progress toward these goals across all disciplines. We hope that through sharing these developments in context of the science objectives, further connections and improvements are enabled to push the envelope of the technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)644-702
Number of pages59
JournalAdvances in Optics and Photonics
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 30 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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