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Frequency stability of combined wavefront corrective elements for adaptive optics
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Paper Abstract

In most adaptive optics systems, there are two elements that control wavefront correction, a fast steering mirror that corrects tip and tilt and a deformable element that corrects higher order aberrations. By mounting the deformable element onto the tip/tilt platform, complete wavefront compensation is now possible at one location in an optical system. The advantage of mounting a lightweight Micro Electro-Machined (MEM) deformable mirror on a tip/tilt stage is both fewer optical components and a simpler alignment process. The impact on the frequency stability of the of the MEM device on the tip/tilt platform is approximately 5% of the driving frequency.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 January 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6113, MEMS/MOEMS Components and Their Applications III, 61130F (23 January 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.647270
Show Author Affiliations
Christopher C. Wilcox, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Jonathan R. Andrews, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Sergio R. Restaino, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Ty Martinez, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Scott W. Teare, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Don M. Payne, Narrascape (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6113:
MEMS/MOEMS Components and Their Applications III
Scot S. Olivier; Srinivas A. Tadigadapa; Albert K. Henning, Editor(s)

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