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Wavefront modifier with integrated sensor
Author(s): Mike Griffith; Leslie Laycock; Duncan Rowe; Lee Cairns
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Paper Abstract

We present a novel method for integrating a wavefront sensor into a deformable mirror. This development should simplify the design of laser and electro-optic systems, and lead to smart mirrors which need no external control systems. In operation, a small fraction of the incident light is transmitted through the mirror coating and is sampled by a Hartmann Mask. Options include open loop, traditional closed loop or fully integrated operation whereby the wavefront sensor is used to provide direct feedback to the mirror actuators, enabling automatic alignment or phase conjugation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7476, Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems XII, 74760H (1 October 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.829966
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Mike Griffith, BAE Systems (United Kingdom)
Leslie Laycock, BAE Systems (United Kingdom)
Duncan Rowe, BAE Systems (United Kingdom)
Lee Cairns, BAE Systems (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7476:
Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems XII
Anton Kohnle; Karin Stein; John D. Gonglewski, Editor(s)

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