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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 37, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 1998
  • pp: 4649–4655

Membrane mirror and bias electronics

Greg S. Burley, Jim R. Stilburn, and Gordon A. H. Walker  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 21, pp. 4649-4655 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.004649


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Abstract

We have designed and built an electrostatically deformable membrane mirror with simple bias and driver electronics to evaluate its suitability for a curvature-sensing adaptive optics system. It has a 100-mm-diameter aluminized nitrocellulose membrane, with 31 actuators arranged concentrically. The unit operates at atmospheric pressure with a high bias voltage applied to the membrane. The high-voltage electronics are contained within the mirror housing for safety reasons. An entrance window reduces the effects of air-coupled vibration. Details of the device and design rationale are presented. With a proper bias, the unit can provide low-order (including tip–tilt) wave-front correction.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.4040) Optical devices : Mirrors

History
Original Manuscript: July 21, 1997
Revised Manuscript: January 9, 1998
Published: July 20, 1998

Citation
Greg S. Burley, Jim R. Stilburn, and Gordon A. H. Walker, "Membrane mirror and bias electronics," Appl. Opt. 37, 4649-4655 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-21-4649


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