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Binary adaptive optics: a status report
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Paper Abstract

Binary adaptive optics involves using a simple two-state algorithm for wavefront correction. The technique lends itself to implementation using ferroelectric liquid crystal spatial light modulators (FLC-SLMs) as half-wave and quarter-wave phase shifters. In this paper we demonstrate further the effect of half-wave and quarter-wave correction, we compare the ideal performance with conventional analogue adaptive optics and we discuss the relevant optical properties of FLC-SLMs.

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Date Published: 31 May 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2201, Adaptive Optics in Astronomy, (31 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176075
Show Author Affiliations
Gordon D. Love, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
Andrew Peter Doel, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
Richard M. Myers, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
Alan Purvis, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
Ray M. Sharples, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2201:
Adaptive Optics in Astronomy
Mark A. Ealey; Fritz Merkle, Editor(s)

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