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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 2 — Jan. 10, 2014
  • pp: 237–243

Research on controlling thermal deformable mirror’s influence functions via manipulating thermal fields

Qiao Xue, Lei Huang, Dongxia Hu, Ping Yan, and Mali Gong  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 2, pp. 237-243 (2014)

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For thermal deformable mirrors (DMs), the thermal field control is important because it will decide aberration correction effects. In order to better manipulate the thermal fields, a simple water convection system is proposed. The water convection system, which can be applied in thermal field bimetal DMs, shows effective thermal fields and influence-function controlling abilities. This is verified by the simulations and the contrast experiments of two prototypes: one of which utilizes air convection, the other uses water convection. Controlling the thermal fields will greatly promote the influence-function adjustability and aberration correction ability of thermal DMs.

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OCIS Codes
(120.6810) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Thermal effects
(220.1000) Optical design and fabrication : Aberration compensation
(230.4040) Optical devices : Mirrors
(220.1080) Optical design and fabrication : Active or adaptive optics

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: October 18, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 3, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 4, 2013
Published: January 9, 2014

Qiao Xue, Lei Huang, Dongxia Hu, Ping Yan, and Mali Gong, "Research on controlling thermal deformable mirror’s influence functions via manipulating thermal fields," Appl. Opt. 53, 237-243 (2014)

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