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Temporal and spatial characterization of polymer membrane deformable mirrors
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Paper Abstract

Effective application of membrane deformable mirrors requires understanding of the operating characteristics of these devices. Using custom developed hardware and software tools, we were able to quantify the temporal and spatial response characteristics of a membrane deformable mirror. Temporal characteristics were analyzed using a frequency sweep stimulus while measuring the DM response on a feedback photodiode. Spatial characteristics of the DM were analyzed in terms of its ability to reproduce Zernike polynomials of increasing order using a variety of actuator patterns. We present here both the techniques for performing these measurements and the results from simulation and the laboratory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 August 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7466, Advanced Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications VII, 74660D (11 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.827007
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Justin D. Mansell, Active Optical Systems, LLC (United States)
Brian G. Henderson, Active Optical Systems, LLC (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7466:
Advanced Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications VII
Richard A. Carreras; Troy A. Rhoadarmer; David C. Dayton, Editor(s)

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