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  • Vol. 43, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 2004
  • pp: 5330–5333

Stroke amplifier for deformable mirrors

Robert H. Webb, Marc J. Albanese, Yaopeng Zhou, Thomas Bifano, and Stephen A. Burns  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 28, pp. 5330-5333 (2004)

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We demonstrate a simple optical configuration that amplifies the usable stroke of a deformable mirror. By arranging for the wavefront to traverse the deformable mirror more than once, we correct it more than once. The experimental implementation of the idea demonstrates a doubling of 2.0 and 2.04 by two different means.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.4460) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ophthalmic optics and devices
(220.1000) Optical design and fabrication : Aberration compensation
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices

Original Manuscript: January 28, 2004
Revised Manuscript: June 4, 2004
Published: October 1, 2004

Robert H. Webb, Marc J. Albanese, Yaopeng Zhou, Thomas Bifano, and Stephen A. Burns, "Stroke amplifier for deformable mirrors," Appl. Opt. 43, 5330-5333 (2004)

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