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Polarization compensation of Fresnel aberrations in telescopes

Clark, Natalie and Breckinridge, James B. (2011) Polarization compensation of Fresnel aberrations in telescopes. In: UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes and Instruments: Innovative Technologies and Concepts V. Proceedings of SPIE. No.8146. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 81460O. ISBN 978-0-8194-8756-8. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20161028-144850723

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Abstract

Large aperture space telescopes are built with low F#'s to accommodate the mechanical constraints of launch vehicles and to reduce resonance frequencies of the on-orbit system. Inherent with these low F# is Fresnel polarization which effects image quality. We present the design and modeling of a nano-structure consisting of birefringent layers. Analysis shows a device that functions across a 400nm bandwidth tunable from 300nm to 1200nm. This Fresnel compensator device has a cross leakage of less than 0.001 retardance.


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Breckinridge, James B.0000-0002-9488-098X
Additional Information:© 2011 SPIE.
Subject Keywords:Polarization, exoplanet, telescope, birefringence, polyimide, wavefront, adaptive optics, and phase
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:8146
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Official Citation:Natalie Clark ; James B. Breckinridge; Polarization compensation of Fresnel aberrations in telescopes. Proc. SPIE 8146, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes and Instruments: Innovative Technologies and Concepts V, 81460O (September 14, 2011); doi:10.1117/12.896638
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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