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High fidelity optical modeling for the TMT

Nissly, Carl; Seo, Byoung-Lee; Troy, Mitchell; Angeli, George; Cho, Myung; Ellerbroek, Brent; Piatrou, Piotr; Roberts, Lewis C, Jr; Shelton, J Chris; Wang, Lianqi


The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) is a Ritchey-Chritien optical telescope with a 30-meter diameter primary mirror made up of 492 hexagonal segments. Such a large and complex optical system requires detailed modeling of the optical performance during the design phase. An optical modeling computational framework has been developed to support activities related to wavefront & image performance prediction. The model includes effects related to mirror shape sensing & control, mirror alignment &...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Conference paper
Source: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
DOI: 10.1117/12.918708


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