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MEMS adaptive optics: field demonstrations
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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: 7 February 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4839, Adaptive Optical System Technologies II, (7 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.479631
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John D. Gonglewski, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
David Charles Dayton, Applied Technology Associates (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. 4839:
Adaptive Optical System Technologies II
Peter L. Wizinowich; Domenico Bonaccini, Editor(s)

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