22 November 2000 Adaptive optics system with micromachined mirror array and stochastic gradient descent controller
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An adaptive laser beam focusing system comprising a 4 X 4 segment (5 X 5 actuator) MEMS deformable mirror developed at Boston University is presented. Mirror actuators were controlled by a circuit using VLSI chips implementing a stochastic parallel gradient descent algorithm. The system allowed for an enhancement of the iteration rate up to 5900 s-1, limited only by the used computer equipment. Results of experiments for characterization of the MEMS mirror response and the adaptation speed of the system are reported. A further improvement of adaptation speed was achieved by modification of the control algorithm implementing a self- optimization of one parameter.
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Thomas Weyrauch, Thomas Weyrauch, Mikhail A. Vorontsov, Mikhail A. Vorontsov, Thomas G. Bifano, Thomas G. Bifano, Michael K. Giles, Michael K. Giles, } "Adaptive optics system with micromachined mirror array and stochastic gradient descent controller", Proc. SPIE 4124, High-Resolution Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications II, (22 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.407500; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.407500
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