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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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.44.001595


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Abstract

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

OCIS Codes
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.4040) Optical devices : Mirrors
(350.1260) Other areas of optics : Astronomical optics

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-44-9-1595


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