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Charge-transfer-plate deformable membrane mirrors for adaptive optics applications
Author(s): Craig M. Schiller; Thomas N. Horsky; Daniel M. O'Mara; Whitney S. Hamnett; George J. Genetti; Cardinal Warde
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Paper Abstract

Active mirror components have permitted the realization of adaptive optical systems that improve astronomical seeing and can benefit optical communication. Future progress in adaptive optical systems will accelerate as compact, fast, and simple phase-compensating devices become available. We describe the development of a new form of membrane mirror array that, when wire-addressed or optically-addressed, becomes a key element in conventional or unconventional adaptive optical systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 January 1992
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1543, Active and Adaptive Optical Components, (13 January 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.51174
Show Author Affiliations
Craig M. Schiller, Optron Systems, Inc. (United States)
Thomas N. Horsky, Optron Systems, Inc. (United States)
Daniel M. O'Mara, Optron Systems, Inc. (United States)
Whitney S. Hamnett, Optron Systems, Inc. (United States)
George J. Genetti, Optron Systems, Inc. (United States)
Cardinal Warde, Optron Systems, Inc. (United States)


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

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