Ultralight very large aperture space telescopes using MODE lens technology

Youngsik Kim, Zichan Wang, Tom Milster

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Abstract

A new generation of ultralight space telescopes can be enabled by multiple-order-diffraction-engineered-material (MODE) lenses, which are ultralightweight, transmissive, and can be assembled into very large apertures. In this paper, a diffraction-limited, 0.24-m diameter aperture, nine-segment MODE-lens telescope is designed for the astronomical R-band wavelength.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFreeform Optics - Proceedings Optical Design and Fabrication 2019 (Freeform, OFT)
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Electronic)9781943580606
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 3 2019
EventFreeform Optics, Freeform 2019 - Part of Optical Design and Fabrication 2019 - Washington, United States
Duration: Jun 12 2019Jun 12 2019

Publication series

NameFreeform Optics - Proceedings Optical Design and Fabrication 2019 (Freeform, OFT)

Conference

ConferenceFreeform Optics, Freeform 2019 - Part of Optical Design and Fabrication 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington
Period6/12/196/12/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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