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Optimization-based operation of micromachined deformable mirrors
Author(s): Gleb V. Vdovin
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Paper Abstract

We report on the performance of silicon micromachined adaptive mirrors in a closed-loop system designed for correction of primary optical aberrations. The feedback was configured to optimize for the beam brightness, which resulted in efficient minimization of on-axis aberrations. To characterize the performance we used independent interferometric and far-field monitoring of the beam quality. The optimization system provided suitable for high quality quasi-static correction of low-order aberrations with amplitudes of up to several wavelengths. The approach reported has a practical potential in applications ranged from retinal medical imaging to on-board space-based laser communication systems and telescopes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3353, Adaptive Optical System Technologies, (11 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321669
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Gleb V. Vdovin, Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3353:
Adaptive Optical System Technologies
Domenico Bonaccini; Robert K. Tyson, Editor(s)

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