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Deformable mirror technologies at AOA Xinetics
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Paper Abstract

AOA Xinetics (AOX) has been at the forefront of Deformable Mirror (DM) technology development for over two decades. In this paper the current state of that technology is reviewed and the particular strengths and weaknesses of the various DM architectures are presented. Emphasis is placed on the requirements for DMs applied to the correction of high-energy and high average power lasers. Mirror designs optimized for the correction of typical thermal lensing effects in diode pumped solid-state lasers will be detailed and their capabilities summarized. Passive thermal management techniques that allow long laser run times to be supported will also be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 2013
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8780, High-Power, High-Energy, and High-Intensity Laser Technology; and Research Using Extreme Light: Entering New Frontiers with Petawatt-Class Lasers, 87800M (7 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2018031
Show Author Affiliations
Allan Wirth, Northrop Grumman Adaptive Optics / Xinetics (United States)
Jeffrey Cavaco, Northrop Grumman Adaptive Optics / Xinetics (United States)
Theresa Bruno, Northrop Grumman Adaptive Optics / Xinetics (United States)
Kevin M. Ezzo, Northrop Grumman Adaptive Optics / Xinetics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8780:
High-Power, High-Energy, and High-Intensity Laser Technology; and Research Using Extreme Light: Entering New Frontiers with Petawatt-Class Lasers
Georg Korn; Joachim Hein; Luis Oliveira Silva, Editor(s)

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