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Measuring a deformable mirror's surface while under physical vibrations
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports on the measurement and reconstruction using two algorithms of an Adaptive Tilt Mirror's (ATM) reflected wavefront using a Shack-Hartmann (SH) based wavefront sensor. The ATM consists of a deformable mirror mounted onto a fast steering mirror platform. Reconstruction of the wavefront was performed using Finite Difference and Finite Element reconstruction algorithms for comparison. The SH wavefront sensor with high frame-rate readout camera and the two types of software reconstructors provide a visualization of the ATM's surface while being moved physically on the fast steering mirror platform at a rate of 30 Hz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 August 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6306, Advanced Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications IV, 630605 (29 August 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.682104
Show Author Affiliations
Christopher C. Wilcox, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Freddie Santiago, Univ. of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez (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)
Erick Roura, Univ. of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez (United States)
Scott W. Teare, New Mexico Tech (United States)
Don M. Payne, Narrascape, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6306:
Advanced Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications IV
Michael K. Giles; John D. Gonglewski; Richard A. Carreras, Editor(s)

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