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7 July 2000 LBT adaptive secondary preliminary design
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We report on the design of the two Gregorian adaptive secondary mirrors of the Large Binocular Telescope. Each adaptive secondary is a Zerodur shell having an external diameter of 911 mm and a thickness of about 1.5 mm. The deformable mirror is controlled by a pattern of 918 electromagnetic actuators. Its shape is referred to a stable ULE back plate by means of capacitive sensors co-located to the actuators pattern. The preliminary design of the system is addressed with particular attention to the reference plate optimization.
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Daniele Gallieni, Ciro Del Vecchio, Enzo Anaclerio, and Paolo G. Lazzarini "LBT adaptive secondary preliminary design", Proc. SPIE 4007, Adaptive Optical Systems Technology, (7 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390381; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.390381
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