1 February 2002 Deformable mirror development at Stanford University
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Abstract
High power lasers often suffer from phase aberrations due to spatially non-uniform temperature distributions in optical elements. Adaptive optics has been established to provide engineering control over phase aberrations, but it has been mostly applied to astronomy and has been too costly to use in commercial lasers. The goal of our research has been to develop low-cost adaptive optics systems and components for laser aberration compensation. We present here a summary of our adaptive optics work and our vision of the future of adaptive optics.
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Justin D. Mansell, Supriyo Sinha, Robert L. Byer, "Deformable mirror development at Stanford University", Proc. SPIE 4493, High-Resolution Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications III, (1 February 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.454696; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.454696
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