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Design, Fabrication, and Alignment of the SuperCam Telescope Relay Optics

Authors:
M. Borden, D. Golish, C. D. d'Aubigny, C. Groppi, J. Kloosterman, T. Cottam, X. Xu, D. Lesser, S. Silva, C. Kulesa, C. Walker, and B. Cuerden
Abstract:
SuperCam is a 64 pixel, [lambda]=870 ┬Ám, superheterodyne camera designed to work with the 10m diameter Heinrich Hertz Telescope on Mount Graham, Arizona. Large imaging arrays were not anticipated when the telescope was originally designed. As a result, complex relay optics are required to adequately re-image the telescope focus on the detector array. After a brief review of SuperCam's optical and environmental requirements, we present the approach selected, along with novel modeling methods used to validate the design. The optical tolerances which drove the opto-mechanical design are presented. New metrology and optical alignment methods developed for SuperCam, but equally applicable to other THz optical systems, are also discussed.
Categories:
Poster Session, Miscellaneous
Year:
2011
Session:
PS
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Page Number(s):
77-80