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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 2006
  • pp: 5651–5656

Application of eigenmode in the adaptive optics system based on a micromachined membrane deformable mirror

Ende Li, Yun Dai, Haiying Wang, and Yudong Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 22, pp. 5651-5656 (2006)

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The construction process and characteristics of a deformable mirror eigenmode are introduced. The eigenmode of a 37-element micromachined membrane deformable mirror (MMDM) from OKO, Ltd. is analyzed. The Gaussian–Seidel low-order aberrations are fitted with eigenmodes as basic functions. An experimental adaptive optics (AO) system is constructed with the MMDM as the wavefront corrector, a deformable mirror eigenmode as the wavefront control algorithm, and a Shack–Hartmann wavefront sensor as the wavefront detector. The experimental results demonstrate that the deformable mirror eigenmode can act as the wavefront control algorithm for the AO system based on the MMDM.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(010.7350) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Wave-front sensing
(120.4820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical systems

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: August 26, 2005
Revised Manuscript: December 6, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: February 15, 2006

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Ende Li, Yun Dai, Haiying Wang, and Yudong Zhang, "Application of eigenmode in the adaptive optics system based on a micromachined membrane deformable mirror," Appl. Opt. 45, 5651-5656 (2006)

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