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  • Vol. 44, Iss. 9 — Mar. 21, 2005
  • pp: 1595–1600

Nanoengineered liquid mirrors shaped by thermal fields

Long Truong, Ermanno F. Borra, Rosangela Bergamasco, Nicolas Caron, Phil Laird, and Anna Ritcey  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 9, pp. 1595-1600 (2005)

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We discuss a new type of deformable mirror made from nanoengineered reflective layers deposited onto liquids. The surfaces are shaped by heating with a laser. The response times of the deformed surfaces are slow (>1 s). Simplicity and low cost appear to be the main advantages of thermally deformable liquid mirrors.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 12, 2004
Revised Manuscript: October 22, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: October 26, 2004
Published: March 20, 2005

Long Truong, Ermanno F. Borra, Rosangela Bergamasco, Nicolas Caron, Phil Laird, and Anna Ritcey, "Nanoengineered liquid mirrors shaped by thermal fields," Appl. Opt. 44, 1595-1600 (2005)

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