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Modeling and Performance Limits of a Large Aperture High-Resolution Wavefront Control System Based on a Liquid Crystal Spatial Light Modulator
Optical Engineering
  • Xinghua Wang, Kent State University - Kent Campus
  • Bin Wang, Kent State University - Kent Campus
  • Philip J. Bos, Kent State University - Kent Campus
Publication Date
4-15-2007
Document Type
Article
DOI
10.1117/1.2730485
Keywords
  • optics
Disciplines
Abstract
The aberration introduced by the primary optical element of a lightweight large aperture telescope can be corrected with a diffractive optical element called the liquid crystal spatial light modulator. Such aberration is usually very large, which makes the design and modeling of such a system difficult. A method to analyze the system is introduced, and the performance limitation of the system is studied through extensive modeling. An experimental system is demonstrated to validate the analysis. The connection between the modeling data and the experimental data is given.
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Citation Information
Xinghua Wang, Bin Wang and Philip J. Bos. "Modeling and Performance Limits of a Large Aperture High-Resolution Wavefront Control System Based on a Liquid Crystal Spatial Light Modulator" Optical Engineering Vol. 46 Iss. 4 (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/philip_bos/36/