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Deformable mirrors for astronomy
Author(s): Edward J. Kibblewhite; Michael F. Smutko; Mark Richard Chun
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Paper Abstract

We describe the motivations for building low-cost deformable mirrors constructed with the needs of astronomers in mind. We detail the design and manufacture of a 59 actuator continuous faceplate deformable mirror and its associated driving electronics and give a summary of the initial test results of this mirror.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1920, Active and Adaptive Optical Components and Systems II, (25 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.152657
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Edward J. Kibblewhite, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Michael F. Smutko, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Mark Richard Chun, Univ. of Chicago (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1920:
Active and Adaptive Optical Components and Systems II
Mark A. Ealey, Editor(s)

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