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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2002
  • pp: 677–679

Deformable mirror with thermal actuators

Gleb Vdovin and Mikhail Loktev  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 9, pp. 677-679 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.000677


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Abstract

Low-cost adaptive optics is applied in lasers, scientific instrumentation, ultrafast sciences, and ophthalmology. These applications demand that the deformable mirrors used be simple, inexpensive, reliable, and efficient. We report a novel type of ultralow-cost deformable mirror with thermal actuators. The device has a response time of ~5 s , an actuator stroke of ~6μm , and temporal stability of ~λ/10 rms in the visible range and can be used for correction of rather large aberrations with slow-changing amplitude.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(120.4820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical systems
(120.5060) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase modulation
(230.4040) Optical devices : Mirrors

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Gleb Vdovin and Mikhail Loktev, "Deformable mirror with thermal actuators," Opt. Lett. 27, 677-679 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-27-9-677


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