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Turbulence compensation using micromirror arrays: the array design
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Paper Abstract

An array of micromirrors can be used to correct the wavefront aberrations due to atmospheric turbulence. A simple method is presented for estimating the number of piston-only micromirrors needed to correct the seeing. We also compute how many piston-tip-tilt micromirrors are required. The three-actuator micromirrors are found to produce a more efficient solution, requiring 4X fewer actuators for the same improvement in the Strehl ratio.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 2008
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6888, MEMS Adaptive Optics II, 68880X (8 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.779877
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William C. Sweatt, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Michael T. Valley, Sandia National Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6888:
MEMS Adaptive Optics II
Scot S. Olivier; Thomas G. Bifano; Joel A. Kubby, Editor(s)

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