25 October 2004 Multiple mirror control system
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This paper describes the current control system of the multi-conjugate adaptive optics (MCAO) test bench system that is being developed at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada. The design and analysis of a control system for an AO system employing a Micro-Electro-Mechanical-System (MEMS) based deformable mirror and a PI tilt mirror is presented. This paper focuses on modal control of one deformable mirror and a tilt mirror with a Shack-Hartmann wave front sensor. Diagrams of how all the components work together as a control system are given. Bandwidth measurements for a single delay integrator controller and for a matched delay integrator are presented. Analysis shows that matching the delays of the integrator to the delays of the optical feedback loop provides considerable improvement in bandwidth.
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Peter John Hampton, Peter John Hampton, Colin Bradley, Colin Bradley, Aaron Hilton, Aaron Hilton, Pan Agathoklis, Pan Agathoklis, } "Multiple mirror control system", Proc. SPIE 5490, Advancements in Adaptive Optics, (25 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551950; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.551950


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