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13 January 1992 Adaptive optics wavefront corrector using addressable liquid-crystal retarders II
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We present recent results of our investigations into the feasibility of a wavefront corrector for adaptive optics, using nematic liquid crystal material. In particular, we are aiming at a small, flexible adaptive optics module, to be located at the focal plane of existing and new-generation telescopes in order to improve imaging quality. We address some of the specific problems investigated, concerning the theoretical behavior of the LC corrector, its comparison with other state-of-the-art wavefront correctors, modal and zonal, the speed and slew rate of the actuators, and a real-time capacitive servo loop scheme controlling the actuator retardance.
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Domenico Bonaccini, Guido Brusa, Simone Esposito, Piero Salinari, Paolo Stefanini, and Valdemaro Biliotti "Adaptive optics wavefront corrector using addressable liquid-crystal retarders II", Proc. SPIE 1543, Active and Adaptive Optical Components, (13 January 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.51176; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.51176
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