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23 August 1996 Bimorph adaptive optics: elements, technology, and design principles
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The present paper is concerned with existing deformable bimorph mirrors, their advantages and disadvantages; an effective technology of their construction is proposed providing a significant increase of the mirrors sensitivity as well as their controllable aperture. In accordance with the technology described industrial one-channel bimorph mirrors have been developed and investigated intended for use in laser optics and as well as a 3.3-meter bimorph mirror for optical telescope. Results of the investigation strongly confirm the effectiveness of the proposed technology for improvement of characteristics of controllable bimorph mirrors which represent a perfect instrument for `small' adaptive optics being of great importance for laser techniques and astronomic telescopes even today.
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Andrey G. Safronov "Bimorph adaptive optics: elements, technology, and design principles", Proc. SPIE 2774, Design and Engineering of Optical Systems, (23 August 1996);


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