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Conceptual design for a deformable mirror for use with x-ray sources
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Paper Abstract

High-energy beams of X-rays used in studies of molecular structure typically have imperfect wavefront quality. Improved point-spread functions can in principle be made by adjustment of a deformable mirror (DM) in the beam train. Conventional DMs are unsuitable because they are not intended for use at the necessary grazing incidence angles, and the optical surface is not sufficiently stable. We describe the conceptual design for a new DM that addresses the requirements of this application. Our design draws on successful strategies employed in the adaptive secondary mirrors at the MMT and LBT telescopes, including the use of voice-coil actuators with collocated capacitive position sensors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2012
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8447, Adaptive Optics Systems III, 844766 (13 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.927233
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Michael Hart, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Johanan Codona, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Robert Codona, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
S. Mark Ammons, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Bruce A. Macintosh, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Thomas McCarville, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Tommaso Pardini, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Michael Pivovaroff, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Lisa Poyneer, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8447:
Adaptive Optics Systems III
Brent L. Ellerbroek; Enrico Marchetti; Jean-Pierre Véran, Editor(s)

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