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Hybrid dynamic structures for optical-quality surfaces shape control: live-mirror
Author(s): Gil Moretto; Jeff R. Kuhn; Jean-Fabien Capsal; David Audigier; Kritsadi Thetpraphi; Maud Langlois; Mike Gedig; Svetlana V. Berdyugina ; David Halliday
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Paper Abstract

Optical communication and remote sensing (on the ground and in space) including astronomy requesting high-dynamic range observations are the next frontiers in high-bandwidth communication and civil space surveillance technologies. Each requires very precise glass mirror technology, which has not kept pace with corresponding optical and infrared sensor advances. Consequently communication and remote sensing systems are currently limited by the cost and manufacturing restrictions of their high-quality optics. We are developing a new and interdisciplinary technology for creating extremely lightweight diffractionlimited meta-material-based optical systems with exceptional optical quality spectacularly lower cost and production time — Live-Mirror. Notably such new technology is crucial to the development of dedicated high angular resolution and high-contrast telescope concept – The ExoLife Finder (ELF) Telescope – to the exoplanets studies and related science such as detecting life and even civilizations on Earth-like planets.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 2019
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 10926, Quantum Sensing and Nano Electronics and Photonics XVI, 109261X (26 April 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2511625
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Gil Moretto, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CRNS, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (France)
PLANETS Foundation (United States)
Jeff R. Kuhn, Univ. of Hawaii (United States)
PLANTES Foundation (United States)
Jean-Fabien Capsal, Lab. de Génie Électrique et Ferroélectricité (France)
David Audigier, Lab. de Génie Électrique et Ferroélectricité (France)
Kritsadi Thetpraphi, Lab. de Génie Électrique et Ferroélectricité (France)
Maud Langlois, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, CNRS, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (France)
PLANETS Foundation (United States)
Mike Gedig, Dynamic Structures Ltd. (Canada)
Svetlana V. Berdyugina , Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik (Germany)
PLANETS Foundation (United States)
David Halliday , Dynamic Structures Ltd. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10926:
Quantum Sensing and Nano Electronics and Photonics XVI
Manijeh Razeghi; Jay S. Lewis; Eric Tournié; Giti A. Khodaparast, Editor(s)

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