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MOEMs, key optical components for future astronomical instrumentation in space

Paper Abstract

Based on the micro-electronics fabrication process, MicroOpto-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MOEMS) are under study, in order to be integrated in next-generation astronomical instruments and telescopes, especially for space missions. The main advantages of micro-optical components are their compactness, scalability, specific task customization using elementary building blocks, and they allows remote control. As these systems are easily replicable, the price of the components is decreasing dramatically when their number is increasing. The two major applications of MOEMS are Multi-Object Spectroscopy masks and Deformable Mirror systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2017
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 10569, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2000, 105692A (21 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2307884
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Frédéric Zamkotsian, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Kjetil Dohlen, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Denis Burgarella, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Marc Ferrari, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Veronique Buat, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10569:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2000
Georges Otrio, Editor(s)

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