21 July 2014 Optimization of electrode configuration in surface-parallel actuated deformable mirrors
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Thin, lightweight and low-cost deformable mirrors have been recently proposed, providing a pertinent device for wavefront error correction. We present different approaches to optimize actuator arrangement. The design is optimized according to a given correction requirement, through the number of electrodes, their shape and location. A first method focuses on the compensation of a given optical aberration (astigmatism). A second method directly optimizes the correction of a set of optical modes, taking into account the voltage limitation. We will describe the optimization techniques and give some examples of applications and design performance.
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Marie Laslandes, Sergio Pellegrino, John Steeves, Keith Patterson, "Optimization of electrode configuration in surface-parallel actuated deformable mirrors", Proc. SPIE 9148, Adaptive Optics Systems IV, 914843 (21 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056495; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2056495
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