1 October 2005 Experimental results of a MEMS-based adaptive optics system
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Adaptive optics techniques have been demonstrated in both laboratory and field tests, with a great level of scientific satisfaction, especially in astronomical and surveillance communities. Such successes have sparked the interest for these techniques in other fields, like biomedical imaging and industrial applications. However, to decrease complexity and costs, both very important issues for applications other than astronomical and surveillance, new technologies have to be brought to fruition. MEMS are becoming a very important player in this arena. We describe a portable adaptive optics (AO) system based on a MEM device that has been tested in both laboratory and field experiments. Results of these tests are discussed. Capabilities and shortcomings of this technology are discussed. A look at future applications and trends is given.
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Sergio Raffaele Restaino, Sergio Raffaele Restaino, G. Charmaine Gilbreath, G. Charmaine Gilbreath, Don M. Payne, Don M. Payne, Jonathan R. Andrews, Jonathan R. Andrews, } "Experimental results of a MEMS-based adaptive optics system," Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS 4(4), 041504 (1 October 2005). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.2120487 . Submission:

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