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Characterization and training of a piezoelectric deformable mirror for operation at 1550 nm
Author(s): Carlos O. Font; G. Charmaine Gilbreath; Blerta Bajramaj; David S. Kim; Freddie Santiago; Ty Martinez; Sergio R. Restaino
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Paper Abstract

Characterizing the fundamental response and operational parameters of a deformable mirror is a critical first step in the design of an adaptive optics system. This paper describes the characterization of the influence function and training of a piezoelectric deformable mirror (PDM) at 632 nm. We scale the results to 1550 nm for low to mid order aberration correction for free space laser communications applications in the Short Wave Infrared (SWIR). A modified Twyman-Green interferometer was used to measure the influence functions and to characterize the mirror. The data was analyzed using commercial and customized software.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 May 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7324, Atmospheric Propagation VI, 73240T (9 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.822522
Show Author Affiliations
Carlos O. Font, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
G. Charmaine Gilbreath, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Blerta Bajramaj, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
David S. Kim, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Freddie Santiago, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Ty Martinez, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Sergio R. Restaino, Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7324:
Atmospheric Propagation VI
Linda M. Wasiczko Thomas; G. Charmaine Gilbreath, Editor(s)

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