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MEMS adaptive optics: field demonstration
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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: 20 March 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4884, Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems V, (20 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.462442
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David Charles Dayton, Applied Technology Associates (United States)
John D. Gonglewski, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Stephen L. Browne, The Optical Sciences Co. (United States)
Sergio R. Restaino, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4884:
Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems V
Anton Kohnle; John D. Gonglewski, Editor(s)

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