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11 September 1998 Miniaturized deformable magnetic mirror for adaptive optics
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An alternative approach to more compact deformable mirrors for adaptive optics is developed. A thin and flexible reflective membrane is coated with a magnetic layer and locally deformed by the field created by an array of planar microcoils. This novel technology should enable higher resolution with smaller, lighter integrated mirrors. Several complementary modeling tools are used to study the electromagnetic, mechanical, magneto-mechanical and thermal behavior of the device. A first prototype of (phi) 30 mm mirror with a matrix of permanent magnets and an array of 25 microcoils is under construction.
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Claire Divoux, Orphee Cugat, Skandar Basrour, Patrick Mounaix, Pierre Y. Kern, and Jumana Boussey-Said "Miniaturized deformable magnetic mirror for adaptive optics", Proc. SPIE 3353, Adaptive Optical System Technologies, (11 September 1998);

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