Improving the Point Spread Function of an Aberrated 7-Mirror Segmented Reflecting Telescope using a Spatial Light Modulator

Mary Angelie Alagao, Mary Ann Go, Maricor Soriano, Giovanni Tapang

Abstract

We reduce the aberrations in a segmented reflecting telescope composed of seven identical concave mirrors by correcting the point spread functions (PSFs) using a a spatial light modulator. We first calculate and compare the PSF of a segmented reflecting telescope and a monolithic reflecting telescope, both having the same aperture diameter. We simulate the aberrations using the Zernike polynomials and add these to the PSF of the segmented mirror. Using the Gerchberg-Saxton (GS) algorithm, we retrieve the phase information used to correct for these aberrations. Results show an improvement in the imaging resolution of the telescope due to the correction phase applied.

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Alagao M., Go M., Soriano M. and Tapang G. (2016). Improving the Point Spread Function of an Aberrated 7-Mirror Segmented Reflecting Telescope using a Spatial Light Modulator . In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS, ISBN 978-989-758-174-8, pages 94-101. DOI: 10.5220/0005691900940101


in Bibtex Style

@conference{photoptics16,
author={Mary Angelie Alagao and Mary Ann Go and Maricor Soriano and Giovanni Tapang},
title={Improving the Point Spread Function of an Aberrated 7-Mirror Segmented Reflecting Telescope using a Spatial Light Modulator},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS,},
year={2016},
pages={94-101},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005691900940101},
isbn={978-989-758-174-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS,
TI - Improving the Point Spread Function of an Aberrated 7-Mirror Segmented Reflecting Telescope using a Spatial Light Modulator
SN - 978-989-758-174-8
AU - Alagao M.
AU - Go M.
AU - Soriano M.
AU - Tapang G.
PY - 2016
SP - 94
EP - 101
DO - 10.5220/0005691900940101