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FDM adaptive optics technology development
Author(s): Simon Thibault; Michel Doucet; Myriam Rioux
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Paper Abstract

INO is supporting research on ferrofluidic deformable mirror (FDM) adaptive optics technologies. INO research activities include development and characterization of FDM as well as development and characterization of high resolution (ExAO) adaptive optics systems using such FDM. The trend towards advanced adaptive optics systems is driving the need for deformable mirrors with a large number of low cost actuators. Liquid mirrors have long been recognized a potential low cost alternative to conventional solid mirrors. We present experimental results updated with a new INO’ FDM prototype (371 actuators, 50 um stroke) as well as theoretical model of surface behaviors.

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Date Published: 9 December 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5578, Photonics North 2004: Photonic Applications in Astronomy, Biomedicine, Imaging, Materials Processing, and Education, (9 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.567344
Show Author Affiliations
Simon Thibault, Institut National d'Optique (Canada)
Michel Doucet, Institut National d'Optique (Canada)
Myriam Rioux, COPL, Univ. Laval (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5578:
Photonics North 2004: Photonic Applications in Astronomy, Biomedicine, Imaging, Materials Processing, and Education
Marc Nantel; Glen Herriot; Graham H. McKinnon; Leonard MacEachern; Robert A. Weersink; Rejean Munger; Andrew Ridsdale, Editor(s)

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