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Bimorph PZT Active Mirror
Author(s): Fred F. Forbes
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Paper Abstract

Using microelectronics, a 37-element hex pattern has been deposited on a thin PZT bimorph consisting of two wafers which produce changes in curvature with voltage applied to individual facets. The fabrication and optical performance of these devices are described, together with utilization schemes for atmospheric wavefront restoration based on rapid curvature sensing and correction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 1989
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1114, Active Telescope Systems, (20 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960819
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Fred F. Forbes, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1114:
Active Telescope Systems
Francois J. Roddier, Editor(s)

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