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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 22 — Nov. 4, 2002
  • pp: 1258–1272

Modal liquid crystal wavefront corrector

S. P. Kotova, M. Yu. Kvashnin, M. A. Rakhmatulin, O. A. Zayakin, I. R Guralnik, N. A. Klimov, P. Clark, G. D. Love, A. F. Naumov, C. D. Saunter, M. Yu. Loktev, G. V. Vdovin, and L. V. Toporkova  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 22, pp. 1258-1272 (2002)

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Results are presented of the properties of a liquid crystal wavefront corrector for adaptive optics. The device is controlled using modal addressing in which case the device behaves more like a continuous facesheet deformable mirror than a segmented one. Furthermore, the width and shape of the influence functions are electrically controllable. We describe the construction of the device, the optical properties, and we show experimental results of low order aberration generation.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(120.5060) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase modulation
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(230.4110) Optical devices : Modulators
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators
(350.1260) Other areas of optics : Astronomical optics

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Original Manuscript: September 20, 2002
Revised Manuscript: October 17, 2002
Published: November 4, 2002

S. Kotova, M. Kvashnin, M. Rakhmatulin, O. Zayakin, I. Guralnik, N. Klimov, P. Clark, Gordon Love, A. Naumov, C. Saunter, M. Loktev, G. Vdovin, and L. Toporkova, "Modal liquid crystal wavefront corrector," Opt. Express 10, 1258-1272 (2002)

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