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MEMS based adaptive optics systems at the Naval Research Laboratory: an update
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Paper Abstract

The use of adaptive and active optics (AO) is enabling the construction and test of flexible optical systems with performances unprecedented. This flourishing of technical advances is also due to the availability of new technologies that are much lower in cost, much easier to implement and use. Among these new technologies the use of Micro-Electro- Machined (MEM) mirrors is one of the primary sources of innovation. Several groups are actively working in bringing to fruition AO systems based on MEMs technologies and at the same time several groups are working to improve the MEMs technology and tailor it more and more towards various aspects of the AO problems. This technology is especially interesting to the Navy Prototype Optical Interferometer (NPOI) upgrade. In this field several AO systems have to be constructed and operated. It is of the outmost importance that each system has a less complex and costly approach than classical AO systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 2007
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6467, MEMS Adaptive Optics, 646709 (9 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.702851
Show Author Affiliations
Sergio R. Restaino, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Jonathan Andrews, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
J. T. Armstrong, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Ty Martinez, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Dave Mozurkewich, Seabrook Engineering (United States)
Don Payne, Narrascape, Inc. (United States)
Christopher C. Wilcox, Naval Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6467:
MEMS Adaptive Optics
Scot S. Olivier; Thomas G. Bifano; Joel A. Kubby, Editor(s)

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