27 March 1989 Recent Advances In Adaptive Optics Methods And Technology
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Proceedings Volume 1000, Laser Wavefront Control; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.960253
Event: O-E/Fiber LASE '88, 1988, Boston, MA, United States
Adaptive wavefront-correction concepts employing deformable mirror technologies have been under investigation for nearly four decades, but most of the important hardware advances have taken place in the last 15 years. State-of-the-art systems comprise second-generation components that are capable of simultaneously manipulating several hundred mirror actuators at kilohertz rates. In tests performed at visible wavelengths, these systems have demonstrated an ability to achieve near-unity Strehl ratios when coupled with telescopes having apertures in the 0.5 to 1-meter range. The third-generation technologies currently under development are intended to be scalable to transmitters of significantly greater dimensions.
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Ronald R. Parenti, Ronald R. Parenti, } "Recent Advances In Adaptive Optics Methods And Technology", Proc. SPIE 1000, Laser Wavefront Control, (27 March 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960253; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.960253

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