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MEMS development for astronomical instrumentation at the Lick Observatory Laboratory for Adaptive Optics
Author(s): Donald Gavel
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Paper Abstract

The Lick Observatory has been a pioneer in the development of innovative technology for astronomy particularly the development of adaptive optics and laser guidestar systems. The UCO/Lick Observatory Laboratory for Adaptive Optics (LAO) is actively pursuing development of new device technologies and techniques that will enable the next generation of adaptive optics systems for astronomy. The LAO has been developing, in coordination with industry, MEMS deformable mirrors for high speed high precision wavefront control. In this paper we will present the status of the development process and the goals for the future.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 February 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6467, MEMS Adaptive Optics, 646702 (6 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.710419
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Donald Gavel, Univ. of California/Santa Cruz (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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