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Three-Actuator Deformable Water-Cooled Mirror
Author(s): Anthony Fuschetto
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Paper Abstract

A new method for dynamically deforming a thin mirror to correct the phase aberration function for defocus and astigmatism is presented. Three piezo-electric type actuators attached to the back edges and parallel to the front surface of the mirror induce edge moments that bend the mirror to its desired shape for correction of the aberrated wave-front. A three-actuator deformable water-cooled mirror breadboard has been designed and built. Major features, design constraints, and performance expectations of the deformable mirror design are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 1979
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0179, Adaptive Optical Components II, (11 July 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957289
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Anthony Fuschetto, The Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0179:
Adaptive Optical Components II
Sandor Holly, Editor(s)

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