13 January 1992 High-bias membrane mirror
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Proceedings Volume 1543, Active and Adaptive Optical Components; (1992); doi: 10.1117/12.51175
Event: San Diego, '91, 1991, San Diego, CA, United States
Abstract
The deformable mirror is the single most expensive component in atmospheric correction systems of 100 actuators or less. An innovative design for a membrane mirror is proposed as a cost effective alternative to conventional deformable mirrors. The mirror features a high voltage (250v) bias on the mirror surface, which eliminates many of the disadvantages of past membrane mirror designs. The High Bias Membrane Mirror provides a rugged, reliable, inexpensive unit suitable for low power, low density wavefront correction systems. As such it is ideal for compensated imaging systems for surveillance and astronomy, which may require only partial compensation.
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Robert M. Centamore, Allan Wirth, "High-bias membrane mirror", Proc. SPIE 1543, Active and Adaptive Optical Components, (13 January 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.51175; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.51175
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Mirrors

Actuators

Deformable mirrors

Adaptive optics

Electrodes

Wavefronts

Astronomy

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