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Advanced deformable mirrors for high-power lasers
Author(s): Justin Mansell; Jesse Jameson; Brian Henderson
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Paper Abstract

Efficient propagation of light through the atmosphere requires the compensation of phase distortions induced by the atmosphere, thermal lensing, thermal blooming, or aero-optics. We have developed a deformable mirror engineered to compensate these aberrations while reflecting high power radiation with minimal heating and thermally induced distortion. We present the results of a multi-year effort to address many of the challenges with existing state-of-the-art designs while reducing cost, complexity, and manufacturing time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 June 2014
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9083, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications VI, 90830O (4 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2050091
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Justin Mansell, MZA Associates Corp. (United States)
Jesse Jameson, MZA Associates Corp. (United States)
Brian Henderson, MZA Associates Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9083:
Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications VI
Thomas George; M. Saif Islam; Achyut K. Dutta, Editor(s)

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