13 January 1992 High-bias membrane mirror
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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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