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Novel technologies for small deformable mirrors
Author(s): Mel Strachan; Richard Myers; Kevin Cooke; Joanne Hampshire; Jim Hough; Sheila Rowan; Marielle van Veggel; Katherine Kirk; David Hutson; Erman Uzgur; Shin-Sung Kim
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Paper Abstract

Adaptive optic requirements for instrumentation such as EAGLE for the European extremely large telescope present an enormous challenge to deformable mirror technology. We have developed a unique approach using fabricated arrays of multilayer actuator technology to address the requirements of actuator density and deflection. Our programme of work has uncovered a novel approach which has led to a built in test capability. We will present the outcomes of our work which we believe will lead to a compact deformable mirror.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7736, Adaptive Optics Systems II, 773661 (27 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856997
Show Author Affiliations
Mel Strachan, United Kingdom Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Richard Myers, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Kevin Cooke, Teer Coatings Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Joanne Hampshire, Teer Coatings Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Jim Hough, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Sheila Rowan, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Marielle van Veggel, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Katherine Kirk, Univ. of the West of Scotland (United Kingdom)
David Hutson, Univ. of the West of Scotland (United Kingdom)
Erman Uzgur, Univ. of the West of Scotland (United Kingdom)
Shin-Sung Kim, Univ. of the West of Scotland (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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