Optical testing of mirrors for giant telescopes

J. H. Burge

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


Today's giant telescopes use mirrors that require new methods of optical testing. This paper summarizes developments at University of Arizona for measuring off-axis primary mirror segments, large convex aspheric secondary mirrors, and giant turning flats.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical Fabrication and Testing, OFT 2010
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781557528933
StatePublished - 2010
EventOptical Fabrication and Testing, OFT 2010 - Jackson Hole, WY, United States
Duration: Jun 13 2010Jun 17 2010

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherOptical Fabrication and Testing, OFT 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityJackson Hole, WY

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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