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Optimization of electrode configuration in surface-parallel actuated deformable mirrors
Author(s): Marie Laslandes; Sergio Pellegrino; John Steeves; Keith Patterson
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Paper Abstract

Thin, lightweight and low-cost deformable mirrors have been recently proposed, providing a pertinent device for wavefront error correction. We present different approaches to optimize actuator arrangement. The design is optimized according to a given correction requirement, through the number of electrodes, their shape and location. A first method focuses on the compensation of a given optical aberration (astigmatism). A second method directly optimizes the correction of a set of optical modes, taking into account the voltage limitation. We will describe the optimization techniques and give some examples of applications and design performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 2014
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 9148, Adaptive Optics Systems IV, 914843 (21 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056495
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Marie Laslandes, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Sergio Pellegrino, California Institute of Technology (United States)
John Steeves, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Keith Patterson, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9148:
Adaptive Optics Systems IV
Enrico Marchetti; Laird M. Close; Jean-Pierre Véran, Editor(s)

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