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Multi-Actuator Deformable Mirror Evaluations
Author(s): John R. Kenemuth
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Paper Abstract

Two high-speed, multi-actuator deformable mirrors have been characterized in terms of their abilities to provide low order Zernike mode shapes. Both mirrors are piezoelectrically activated with one having 61 actuators in a concentric circular array and the other having 52 actuators in a cornertruncated square array. Tilt, focus and astigmatism modes have been imposed with good linearity and fidelity. Superposition of multiple modes has also been successfully demonstrated. Problems encountered are listed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 April 1979
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0171, Optical Components: Manufacture and Evaluation, (4 April 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957041
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John R. Kenemuth, Air Force Weapons Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0171:
Optical Components: Manufacture and Evaluation
Donald S. Nicholson, Editor(s)

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