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Air Force Research Lababoratory MEMS and LCM adaptive optics testbed
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Paper Abstract

We present here results using two novel active optic elements, an electro-static membrane mirror, and a dual frequency nematic liquid crystal. These devices have the advantage of low cost, low power consumption, and compact size. Possible applications of the devices are astronomical adaptive optics, laser beam control, laser cavity mode control, and real time holography. Field experiments were performed on the Air Force Research Laboratory 3.6 meter telescope on Maui, Hawaii.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 November 2002
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4825, High-Resolution Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications IV, (6 November 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.457851
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David Charles Dayton, Applied Technology Associates (United States)
John D. Gonglewski, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Stephen L. Browne, Optical Sciences Co. (United States)
Sergio R. Restaino, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4825:
High-Resolution Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications IV
John D. Gonglewski; Mikhail A. Vorontsov; Mark T. Gruneisen; Sergio R. Restaino; Robert K. Tyson, Editor(s)

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