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Deformable mirror development at Stanford University
Author(s): Justin D. Mansell; Supriyo Sinha; Robert L. Byer
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Paper Abstract

High power lasers often suffer from phase aberrations due to spatially non-uniform temperature distributions in optical elements. Adaptive optics has been established to provide engineering control over phase aberrations, but it has been mostly applied to astronomy and has been too costly to use in commercial lasers. The goal of our research has been to develop low-cost adaptive optics systems and components for laser aberration compensation. We present here a summary of our adaptive optics work and our vision of the future of adaptive optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 2002
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4493, High-Resolution Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications III, (1 February 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.454696
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Justin D. Mansell, Intellite, Inc. (United States)
Supriyo Sinha, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Robert L. Byer, Stanford Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4493:
High-Resolution Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications III
John D. Gonglewski; Mikhail A. Vorontsov; Mark T. Gruneisen, Editor(s)

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