8 June 2006 Merging wavefront corrective elements for adaptive optics applications: experimental results
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Proceedings Volume 6018, 5th International Workshop on Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine; 601819 (2006) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.669379
Event: 5th International Workshop on Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine, 2005, Beijing, China
Abstract
In most adaptive optics systems, there are two elements that control wavefront correction. These are a tip/tilt platform and a deformable mirror. The tip/tilt platform can correct the lower order aberrations like piston, tip and tilt. The deformable mirror can correct the higher order aberrations like defocus, astigmatism, etc. By mounting the deformable mirror onto the tip/tilt platform, one corrective element is now used in the system, rather than two. This is made possible by the use of a lightweight MEMS deformable mirror, as traditional deformable mirrors tend to be quite large and bulky. Other advantages are that there is less overall optics and a simpler alignment process needed with this configuration.
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Christopher Wilcox, Christopher Wilcox, Sergio Restaino, Sergio Restaino, Jonathan Andrews, Jonathan Andrews, Scott Teare, Scott Teare, Sanjay Krishna, Sanjay Krishna, Don Payne, Don Payne, } "Merging wavefront corrective elements for adaptive optics applications: experimental results", Proc. SPIE 6018, 5th International Workshop on Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine, 601819 (8 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.669379; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.669379
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