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Optical Engineering

Semipassive bimorph flexible mirrors for atmospheric adaptive optics applications
Author(s): Alexis V. Kudryashov; Victor I. Shmalhausen
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Paper Abstract

A semipassive bimorph mirror is considered as the most promising corrector for low-order and at the same time low-cost atmospheric adaptive optical systems. Theoretical and experimental results of the response functions study are presented. A simple response function histeresis compensation method is suggested. The efficiency of correcting the first eight Zernike polynomials with a 17-electrode bimorph mirror is given. It is shown that such a corrector can be successfully used to compensate turbulence with the Kolmogorov spectrum.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Opt. Eng. 35(11) doi: 10.1117/1.601044
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 35, Issue 11
Show Author Affiliations
Alexis V. Kudryashov, Air Force Phillips Lab. (Russia)
Victor I. Shmalhausen, Moscow State Univ. (Russia)


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