Ultralight very large aperture space telescopes using MODE lens technology

Youngsik Kim, Zichan Wang, Tom Milster

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

2 Scopus citations


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, Freeform 2019
PublisherOSA - The Optical Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781557528209
StatePublished - 2019
EventFreeform Optics, Freeform 2019 - Washington, United States
Duration: Jun 10 2019Jun 12 2019

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
VolumePart F173-Freeform 2019


ConferenceFreeform Optics, Freeform 2019
CountryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials

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