Optical technology for future telescopes

Dae Wook Kim, Marcos Esparza, Henry Quach, Stephanie Rodriguez, Hyukmo Kang, Yi Ting Feng, Heejoo Choi

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

3 Scopus citations


Various ground-based and space-based future telescope technologies are currently being conceptualized, designed, prototyped and tested to perform next generation astronomical sciences. They include (1) the alignment of segmented multi-order diffractive elements for the Nautilus space observatory; (2) the inflatable terahertz OASIS space telescope primary mirror characterization metrology; (3) active alignment of the laser truss-based Large Binocular Telescope prime focus camera; (4) the modular cross-dispersion spectroscopy unit, MOBIUS, used at the prime focal plane of the Large Binocular Telescope; (5) pupil segmentation topological optimization for future high contrast imaging telescopes; and (6) the optical design of the long slit UV spectroscopy space telescope Hyperion. This suite of enabling optical technologies and concept designs will redefine how humans understand the genesis and future of our universe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFourth International Conference on Photonics and Optical Engineering
EditorsJiangbo She
ISBN (Electronic)9781510643574
StatePublished - 2021
Event4th International Conference on Photonics and Optical Engineering - Xi'an, China
Duration: Oct 15 2020Oct 16 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


Conference4th International Conference on Photonics and Optical Engineering


  • Hyperion
  • Large Binocular Telescope
  • Nautilus
  • Optical Metrology
  • Pupil Segmentation
  • Telescope Alignment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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