11 September 1998 Optimization-based operation of micromachined deformable mirrors
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We report on the performance of silicon micromachined adaptive mirrors in a closed-loop system designed for correction of primary optical aberrations. The feedback was configured to optimize for the beam brightness, which resulted in efficient minimization of on-axis aberrations. To characterize the performance we used independent interferometric and far-field monitoring of the beam quality. The optimization system provided suitable for high quality quasi-static correction of low-order aberrations with amplitudes of up to several wavelengths. The approach reported has a practical potential in applications ranged from retinal medical imaging to on-board space-based laser communication systems and telescopes.
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Gleb V. Vdovin, Gleb V. Vdovin, "Optimization-based operation of micromachined deformable mirrors", Proc. SPIE 3353, Adaptive Optical System Technologies, (11 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321669; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.321669


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