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Development of low cost deformable bimorph mirrors for use in adaptive optics
Author(s): J. S. Massa; C. Paterson
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the recent progress made in the development of deformable bimorph mirrors as part of an adaptive optics toolkit - a set of low cost plug and play components aimed at non specialist applications engineers and scientists. The paper addresses the design issues, the manufacturability and the reliability, and discusses the compromises that arise due to cost and performance considerations. Current mirror designs have 55 or 31 electrodes, a deformation stroke of up to 80μm across a 40mm diameter, and a resonant frequency of up to 5kHz for a 25mm diameter device.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 June 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6018, 5th International Workshop on Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine, 601810 (8 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.669366
Show Author Affiliations
J. S. Massa, Imperial College (United Kingdom)
C. Paterson, Imperial College (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6018:
5th International Workshop on Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine
Wenhan Jiang, Editor(s)

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