Dr. Patrick L. Thompson
Senior Optical Physicist at NASA / GSFC
SPIE Involvement:
Area of Expertise:
Space-Based Optics , Space / Lunar Bases , Exoplanet Coronography , Planetary Science Instruments , Information Theory of Optics , Astronomical Telescopes & Instrumentation
Publications (28)

Proceedings Article | 30 August 2019 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11103, Optical Modeling and System Alignment
KEYWORDS: Optical fibers, Transmitters, Telescopes, Mirrors, LIDAR, Receivers, Optical metrology, Collimators, Optical benches, Optical alignment, Beam expanders

Proceedings Article | 19 September 2016 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 9972, Earth Observing Systems XXI
KEYWORDS: Optical fibers, Transmitters, Telescopes, Mirrors, Diffractive optical elements, Interferometers, Wavefronts, Receivers, Collimators, Space telescopes

Proceedings Article | 15 October 2012 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 8515, Imaging Spectrometry XVII
KEYWORDS: Mirrors, Optical design, Imaging systems, Sensors, Calibration, Spectroscopy, Remote sensing, Optical alignment, Environmental sensing, Lead

Proceedings Article | 14 September 2011 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 8153, Earth Observing Systems XVI
KEYWORDS: Signal to noise ratio, Carbon, Short wave infrared radiation, Telescopes, Mirrors, Spectrographs, Optical design, Imaging systems, Sensors, Radiometry

Proceedings Article | 6 August 2010 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 7731, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
KEYWORDS: Observatories, Telescopes, Mirrors, Sun, Stars, Sensors, Ultraviolet radiation, Space telescopes, Stray light, James Webb Space Telescope

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