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Design optimization of actively controlled optics
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Paper Abstract

The finite element method is used to perform optimization of an actively controlled mirror's structural design. The theory of the method of modeling actuators is developed followed by execution of a test case demonstrating the effectiveness of this method in improving the correctability of a lightweight mirror. Design variables include shape and sizing optimization of the mirror's structural design. The design objective is the root-mean-square optical surface error after best correction of a wavefront with power aberration. Design constraints are applied to the mirror weight and the mounted natural frequency.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 March 2001
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4198, Optomechanical Engineering 2000, (6 March 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.417337
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Gregory J. Michels, Sigmadyne, Inc. (United States)
Victor L. Genberg, Sigmadyne, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4198:
Optomechanical Engineering 2000
Mark A. Kahan, Editor(s)

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