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Summary: optical membrane workshop
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Thin flexible membranes with curvature are gaining favor as lightweight optical components. The Surveillance Technologies Branch of the Air Force Research Laboratory has demonstrated that membranes can yield a near diffraction limited image when combined with real-time holography as the wavefront correction method. Researchers at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland are using large membrane mirrors in a volumetric imaging project, while others at the Vavilov Laser Physics Institute in Saint Petersburg, Russia are investigating the use of real-time holography to correct membrane mirror aberrations. Existing membranes, however, have not been designed with optical imaging as the intended application. Thus, there is a need to design and construct optical quality membranes.

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Date Published: 3 November 1999
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 3760, High-Resolution Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications, (3 November 1999);
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Dan K. Marker, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
James R. Rotge, Boeing North American, Inc. (United States)
Richard A. Carreras, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3760:
High-Resolution Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications
John D. Gonglewski; Mikhail A. Vorontsov, Editor(s)

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