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Design and verification of a finite element model for a thin-shelled composite mirror for use with MEMS active optics
Author(s): Christopher C. Wilcox; Michael S. Baker; David V. Wick; Robert C. Romeo; Robert N. Martin; Brian F. Clark; Nicole L. Breivik; Brad L. Boyce
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Paper Abstract

Thin-shelled composite mirrors have been recently proposed as both deformable mirrors for aberration correction and as variable radius of curvature mirrors for phase diversity, auto focus, and adaptive optical zoom. The requirements of actuation of a composite mirror far surpass those for MEMS deformable mirrors. This paper will discuss the development of a finite element model for a 0.2 meter carbon fiber reinforced polymer mirror for use as a variable radius of curvature mirror in conjunction with a MEMS deformable mirror for aberration correction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8253, MEMS Adaptive Optics VI, 82530B (15 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.910928
Show Author Affiliations
Christopher C. Wilcox, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Michael S. Baker, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
David V. Wick, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Robert C. Romeo, Composite Mirror Applications, Inc. (United States)
Robert N. Martin, Composite Mirror Applications, Inc. (United States)
Brian F. Clark, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Nicole L. Breivik, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Brad L. Boyce, Sandia National Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8253:
MEMS Adaptive Optics VI
Scot S. Olivier; Thomas G. Bifano; Joel Kubby, Editor(s)

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