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Ferrofluid-based deformable optical surfaces: an actuator for adaptive optics applications
Author(s): Phil A. Laird
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Paper Abstract

Liquid mirrors are an established technology; they have proven to be a viable low cost alternative to conventional glass optics in several applications. We are working to expand the capabilities of liquid optics by developing a material that can be deformed rapidly in a precise manner as is the case for conventional solid optics while maintaining the low cost and relative ease of construction of current liquid mirror devices. In this paper we discuss the application of a new ferrofluid based technology to the problem of deformable mirrors in adaptive optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 August 2017
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 10313, Opto-Canada: SPIE Regional Meeting on Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging, 103130V (29 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2283827
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Phil A. Laird, Univ. Laval (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10313:
Opto-Canada: SPIE Regional Meeting on Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging
John C. Armitage, Editor(s)

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