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Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS

Experimental results of a MEMS-based adaptive optics system
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 2005
PDF: 4 pages
J. Micro/Nanolith. 4(4) 041504 doi: 10.1117/1.2120487
Published in: Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS Volume 4, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Sergio Raffaele Restaino, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
G. Charmaine Gilbreath, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Don M. Payne, Narrascape (United States)
Jonathan R. Andrews, Naval Research Lab. (United States)

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