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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1401–1409

Active optics: single actuator principle and angular thickness distribution for astigmatism compensation by elasticity

Emmanuel Hugot, Gérard R. Lemaître, and Marc Ferrari  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 10, pp. 1401-1409 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.47.001401


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Abstract

Active optics techniques providing high quality large astigmatism compensations to be used in a fixed or variable optical path, are presented in three ways: analytical calculations, finite element analysis, and experimental validation. The use of an angular thickness distribution allows improving the optical quality of toroidal deformations. We emphasize the case of a single actuator design, in which the principle is proven with a prototype.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(220.1000) Optical design and fabrication : Aberration compensation
(220.1250) Optical design and fabrication : Aspherics
(220.5450) Optical design and fabrication : Polishing
(220.1080) Optical design and fabrication : Active or adaptive optics

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

History
Original Manuscript: October 1, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 28, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 3, 2008
Published: March 26, 2008

Citation
Emmanuel Hugot, Gérard R. Lemaître, and Marc Ferrari, "Active optics: single actuator principle and angular thickness distribution for astigmatism compensation by elasticity," Appl. Opt. 47, 1401-1409 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-47-10-1401


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