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Double drive modes unimorph deformable mirror with high actuator count for astronomical application
Author(s): Ying Liu; Jianqiang Ma; Junjie Chen; Baoqing Li; Jiaru Chu
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Paper Abstract

Unimorph deformable mirrors are attractive in adaptive optics system due to their advantages of simplicity, compact, low cost and large stroke. In this paper, a double drive modes unimorph deformable mirror is presented, which comprises a 200 μm thick PZT layer and a 400 μm thick silicon layer. This deformable has 214 inner actuators in the 50-mm active aperture, which are for the aberration correction and a outer ring actuator for generating an overall defocus bias. An analytical model based on the theory of plates and shells is built to predict the behavior of the deformable mirror. The stroke of the deformable mirror is tested in the experiments. In order to test the performance for aberration correction, the deformable mirror is used to correct the aberration from its imperfect initial mirror surface in the close-loop manner. The root-mean-square value of the mirror surface after the close-loop correction for ten iterations is about λ/40, which indicates this deformable mirror has a good aberration correction performance. This DM has the potential to be used for astronomical adaptive optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9148, Adaptive Optics Systems IV, 91483Y (21 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055285
Show Author Affiliations
Ying Liu, Univ. of Science and Technology of China (China)
Jianqiang Ma, Ningbo Univ. (China)
Junjie Chen, Univ. of Science and Technology of China (China)
Baoqing Li, Univ. of Science and Technology of China (China)
Jiaru Chu, Univ. of Science and Technology of China (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9148:
Adaptive Optics Systems IV
Enrico Marchetti; Laird M. Close; Jean-Pierre Véran, Editor(s)

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