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  • Vol. 11, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1994
  • pp: 895–902

Bimorph adaptive mirrors and curvature sensing

C. Schwartz, E. Ribak, and S. G. Lipson  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 11, Issue 2, pp. 895-902 (1994)

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The applicability of wave-front correction by means of a bimorph mirror in conjunction with a curvature sensor is described. We use Zernike polynomials to describe the quality of the atmospheric-turbulence correction analytically. The match is limited by boundary conditions of the mirror and by the discreteness of the electrodes. The correction is limited by coupling of lower- and higher-order Zernike polynomials and necessitates an interfacing computer between the wave-front sensor and the bimorph mirror.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 29, 1992
Revised Manuscript: March 4, 1993
Manuscript Accepted: February 12, 1993
Published: February 1, 1994

C. Schwartz, E. Ribak, and S. G. Lipson, "Bimorph adaptive mirrors and curvature sensing," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 11, 895-902 (1994)

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