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High-bias membrane mirror
Author(s): Robert M. Centamore; Allan Wirth
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Paper Abstract

The deformable mirror is the single most expensive component in atmospheric correction systems of 100 actuators or less. An innovative design for a membrane mirror is proposed as a cost effective alternative to conventional deformable mirrors. The mirror features a high voltage (250v) bias on the mirror surface, which eliminates many of the disadvantages of past membrane mirror designs. The High Bias Membrane Mirror provides a rugged, reliable, inexpensive unit suitable for low power, low density wavefront correction systems. As such it is ideal for compensated imaging systems for surveillance and astronomy, which may require only partial compensation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 January 1992
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1543, Active and Adaptive Optical Components, (13 January 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.51175
Show Author Affiliations
Robert M. Centamore, United Technologies/Adaptive Optics Associates (United States)
Allan Wirth, United Technologies/Adaptive Optics Associates (United States)


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

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