1 August 1990 New concept of adaptive optical system creation
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Proceedings Volume 1271, Adaptive Optics and Optical Structures; (1990) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.20408
Event: The International Congress on Optical Science and Engineering, 1990, The Hague, Netherlands
An analytical model of an active flexible mirror is described in which a thin plate with discrete piezoactuators comprises the proposed mechanism. The model of the adaptive mirror (AM) surface formation is given in terms of the thin-plate theory of the substrate's and actuator's elastic interaction. AM parameters are determined by means of the model as is a numerical simulation of the AM operation in an adaptive optical system (AOS). The AOS control algorithm utilizes orthogonalization of the wavefront sensor to overcome phase distortion in phase conjugation. A Hartmann-type wavefront sensor and a mirrorlike phase corrector with discrete actuators are considered in the numerical simulation of the phase-conjugate AOS. Compensation error in the proposed 19-channel hexagonal-array AM algorithm is found to be between 1.5 and 4 times higher than that required for optimal control in the case of Seidel aberrations.
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Victor V. Apollonov, Sergue A. Chetkin, E. A. Ivanova, Alexander M. Prokhorov, Gleb V. Vdovin, "New concept of adaptive optical system creation", Proc. SPIE 1271, Adaptive Optics and Optical Structures, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.20408; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.20408

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