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Integrated dual-stage deformable mirrors
Author(s): Mike Griffith; Leslie Laycock; Nick Archer; Richard Myers; Andrew Kirby; Peter Doel; David Brooks
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Paper Abstract

We present the results of a study on Dual-Stage Deformable Mirrors using Zonal Bimorph Deformable Mirror (ZBDM) technology. A high density 'tweeter' DM has been assembled onto a lower density, high dynamic range 'woofer' DM to generate an integrated mirror which offers both high resolution and dynamic range simultaneously. Such a device has the potential to significantly simplify the design of astronomical Adaptive Optics (AO) systems. The latest developments are presented, including the fabrication of a small scale demonstrator.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7736, Adaptive Optics Systems II, 77365M (28 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856965
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Mike Griffith, BAE Systems (United Kingdom)
Leslie Laycock, BAE Systems (United Kingdom)
Nick Archer, BAE Systems (United Kingdom)
Richard Myers, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Andrew Kirby, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Peter Doel, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
David Brooks, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7736:
Adaptive Optics Systems II
Brent L. Ellerbroek; Michael Hart; Norbert Hubin; Peter L. Wizinowich, Editor(s)

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