7 January 2015 Development of large aperture composite adaptive optics
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Proceedings Volume 9442, Optics and Measurement Conference 2014; 94420L (2015) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2175713
Event: Optics and Measurement Conference 2014, 2014, Liberec, Czech Republic
Large aperture composite adaptive optics for laser applications is investigated in cooperation of Institute of Plasma Physic, Department of Instrumentation and Control Engineering FME CTU and 5M Ltd. We are exploring opportunity of a large-size high-power-laser deformable-mirror production using a lightweight bimorph actuated structure with a composite core. In order to produce a sufficiently large operational free aperture we are developing new technologies for production of flexible core, bimorph actuator and deformable mirror reflector. Full simulation of a deformable-mirrors structure was prepared and validated by complex testing. A deformable mirror actuation and a response of a complicated structure are investigated for an accurate control of the adaptive optics. An original adaptive optics control system and a bimorph deformable mirror driver were developed. Tests of material samples, components and sub-assemblies were completed. A subscale 120 mm bimorph deformable mirror prototype was designed, fabricated and thoroughly tested. A large-size 300 mm composite-core bimorph deformable mirror was simulated and optimized, fabrication of a prototype is carried on. A measurement and testing facility is modified to accommodate large sizes optics.
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Viliam Kmetik, Viliam Kmetik, Bohumil Vitovec, Bohumil Vitovec, Lukas Jiran, Lukas Jiran, Sarka Nemcova, Sarka Nemcova, Josef Zicha, Josef Zicha, Adolf Inneman, Adolf Inneman, Lenka Mikulickova, Lenka Mikulickova, Richard Pavlica, Richard Pavlica, "Development of large aperture composite adaptive optics", Proc. SPIE 9442, Optics and Measurement Conference 2014, 94420L (7 January 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2175713; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2175713

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