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Membrane mirrors for vision science adaptive optics
Author(s): Peter Kurczynski; J. Anthony Tyson; Bernard Sadoulet; David J. Bishop; David R. Williams
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Paper Abstract

Adaptive optics provides a means to measure and correct aberrations in human vision. This technology is being used to diagnose vision problems, study the mechanism of human vision, and extend the capabilities of nature's optics. The ideal wavefront corrector for vision science adaptive optics would have greater stroke, and more degrees of freedom than is currently available. Micromachined deformable mirrors may soon meet these demands. Membrane mirrors in particular offer a promising alternative to other MEMS deformable mirror designs. A new type of mirror, employing a bound charge layer on the membrane, may overcome some of the limitations of previous membrane mirrors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 October 2001
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 4561, MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems II, (2 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.443108
Show Author Affiliations
Peter Kurczynski, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. and Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
J. Anthony Tyson, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)
Bernard Sadoulet, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
David J. Bishop, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)
David R. Williams, Univ. of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4561:
MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems II
M. Edward Motamedi; Rolf Goering, Editor(s)

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