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Deformable Mirrors With Bimorph Actuators
Author(s): N. P. Albertinetti; R. E. Aldrich; J. H. Everson
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Paper Abstract

Discrete, bimorph actuators have been designed at Itek for a deformable mirror, which has a dilatation sensitivity of 6 microns at 1.5 KV. The bimorph actuators, mechanically designed to accommodate flexibility while bending, provide surface deformation, which depends upon the actuator length and faceplate stiffness. Mechanical resonances have been measured at frequencies well above bandwidths required for wavefront correction. Life test data indicates that less than λ/5 PP wavefront change occurred after exercising the bimorph device for 100 hours at 6 microns.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 1979
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0179, Adaptive Optical Components II, (11 July 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957290
Show Author Affiliations
N. P. Albertinetti, Itek Corporation (United States)
R. E. Aldrich, Itek Corporation (United States)
J. H. Everson, Itek Corporation (United States)


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

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