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Characterization and closed-loop demonstration novel electro-static membrane mirror using COTS membranes
Author(s): David C. Dayton; Justin Mansell; John D. Gonglewski; Chad St. Arnauld
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Paper Abstract

Electro-static membrane mirrors have been in use for over ten years in active and adaptive optics applications in industrial, academic, and research systems. We introduce a deformable membrane mirror produced from commercial off the shelf (COTS) pellicle membranes. This greatly reduces production costs of the device. The device can be produced in up to 3 inch formats without large static aberrations. The mirror is capable of closed loop bandwidth in excess of several hundred Hz. Measurements of the device influence functions will be presented along with results of closed loop real time control performance measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6711, Advanced Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications V, 671108 (27 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.737099
Show Author Affiliations
David C. Dayton, Applied Technology Associates (United States)
Justin Mansell, Active Optical Systems (United States)
John D. Gonglewski, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Chad St. Arnauld, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6711:
Advanced Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications V
Richard A. Carreras; John D. Gonglewski; Troy A. Rhoadarmer, Editor(s)

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