27 September 2007 A low-cost compact metric adaptive optics system
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The application of adaptive optics has been hindered by the cost, size, and complexity of the systems. We describe here progress we have made toward creating low-cost compact turn-key adaptive optics systems. We describe our new low-cost deformable mirror technology developed using polymer membranes, the associated USB interface drive electronics, and different ways that this technology can be configured into a low-cost compact adaptive optics system. We also present results of a parametric study of the stochastic parallel gradient descent (SPGD) control algorithm.
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Justin D. Mansell, Brian Henderson, Brennen Wiesner, Robert Praus, Steve Coy, "A low-cost compact metric adaptive optics system", Proc. SPIE 6711, Advanced Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications V, 67110K (27 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.734896; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.734896


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