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Adaptive optics components in Laserdot
Author(s): Pascal Jagourel; Jean-Paul Gaffard
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Paper Abstract

Laserdot has been working on adaptive optics systems for over 15 years. The first applications were about laser beam control. This has led to the first kind of deformable mirrors we use for the correction and dithering of the wavefront. These mirrors may be cooled depending on the laser beam power. Lately, with the participation of different European institutions, this knowledge has been applied to astronomical imaging. The `Come On' project showed how interesting such a technique is. `Come On Plus,' the project to be carried out, will certainly improve these first results. At the same time, jointly with Francois Roddier and for astronomical purposes too, Laserdot has achieved some bimorph mirrors which are to be used with a curvature sensor. This paper aims to oversee the mechanical components which have been designed for these different studies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 January 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1543, Active and Adaptive Optical Components, (13 January 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.51170
Show Author Affiliations
Pascal Jagourel, Laserdot Groupe Aerospatiale (France)
Jean-Paul Gaffard, Laserdot Groupe Aerospatiale (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1543:
Active and Adaptive Optical Components
Mark A. Ealey, Editor(s)

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