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Development of liquid crystal based adaptive optical elements for space applications
Author(s): M. A. Geday; X. Quintana; E. Otón; B. Cerrolaza; D. Lopez; F. Garcia de Quiro; I. Manolis; A. Short

Paper Abstract

In this paper we present the results obtained within the context of the ESA-funded project Programmable Optoelectronic Adaptive Element (AO/1-5476/07/NL/EM). The objective of this project is the development of adaptive (reconfigurable) optical elements for use in space applications and the execution of preliminary qualification tests in the relevant environment.

The different designs and materials that have been considered and manufactured for a 2D beam steerer based on passive matrix liquid crystal programmable blaze grating will described and discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 2017
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10565, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2010, 105652J (20 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2309180
Show Author Affiliations
M. A. Geday, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
X. Quintana, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
E. Otón, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
B. Cerrolaza, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
D. Lopez, Alter Technology (Spain)
F. Garcia de Quiro, Emxys S.L. (Spain)
I. Manolis, ESA-ESTEC (Netherlands)
A. Short, ESA-ESTEC (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10565:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2010
Errico Armandillo; Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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