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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 40, Iss. 13 — May. 1, 2001
  • pp: 2063–2067

Microelectromechanical System Programmable Aberration Generator for Adaptive Optics

Robert K. Tyson and Benjamin West Frazier  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 13, pp. 2063-2067 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.40.002063


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Abstract

Adaptive optics systems and control algorithms can be tested in the laboratory with controlled disturbances. We have a micromachined deformable mirror that we use as a programmable aberration generator. We present a method of programming the actuator amplitudes so that the wave front reflecting from the surface will simulate atmospheric turbulence. We present experimental results that show that we can simulate the Kolmogorov spatial spectrum within the constraints of the useful region of the deformable mirror.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(010.7060) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Turbulence
(130.0250) Integrated optics : Optoelectronics
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

Citation
Robert K. Tyson and Benjamin West Frazier, "Microelectromechanical System Programmable Aberration Generator for Adaptive Optics," Appl. Opt. 40, 2063-2067 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-40-13-2063


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