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Multiple mirror control system
Author(s): Peter John Hampton; Colin Bradley; Aaron Hilton; Pan Agathoklis
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the current control system of the multi-conjugate adaptive optics (MCAO) test bench system that is being developed at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada. The design and analysis of a control system for an AO system employing a Micro-Electro-Mechanical-System (MEMS) based deformable mirror and a PI tilt mirror is presented. This paper focuses on modal control of one deformable mirror and a tilt mirror with a Shack-Hartmann wave front sensor. Diagrams of how all the components work together as a control system are given. Bandwidth measurements for a single delay integrator controller and for a matched delay integrator are presented. Analysis shows that matching the delays of the integrator to the delays of the optical feedback loop provides considerable improvement in bandwidth.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5490, Advancements in Adaptive Optics, (25 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551950
Show Author Affiliations
Peter John Hampton, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)
Colin Bradley, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)
Aaron Hilton, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)
Pan Agathoklis, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5490:
Advancements in Adaptive Optics
Domenico Bonaccini Calia; Brent L. Ellerbroek; Roberto Ragazzoni, Editor(s)

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