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Optical Engineering

Discrete Actuator Deformable Mirror
Author(s): J. H. Everson; R. E. Aldrich; N. P. Albertinetti
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Paper Abstract

A discrete actuator deformable surface device, which provides as much as 12 pm of surface deformation using ±1 kV, has been developed at Itek. The discrete actuator device, made from bonded layers of piezoelectric discs, has been continuously exercised for a period of several hundred hours. No change in surface figure was observed even using a dilatation level of 6 microns. By employing both optical and electrical techniques, the fundamental mechanical resonance has been measured and found to depend upon the boundary condition in a complicated manner.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1981
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 20(2) 202316 doi: 10.1117/12.7972710
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 20, Issue 2
Show Author Affiliations
J. H. Everson, Itek Corporation (United States)
R. E. Aldrich, Itek Corporation (United States)
N. P. Albertinetti, Itek Corporation (United States)


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