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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2009
  • pp: 3009–3011

Active optics for high-dynamic variable curvature mirrors

Emmanuel Hugot, Marc Ferrari, Gérard R. Lemaitre, Fabrice Madec, Sébastien Vives, Elodie Chardin, David Le Mignant, and Jean-Gabriel Cuby  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 19, pp. 3009-3011 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.003009


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Abstract

Variable curvature mirrors of large amplitude are designed by using finite element analysis. The specific case studied reaches at least a 800 μm sag with an optical quality better than λ 5 over a 120 mm clear aperture. We highlight the geometrical nonlinearity and the plasticity effect.

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

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

History
Original Manuscript: June 4, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 3, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 6, 2009
Published: September 30, 2009

Citation
Emmanuel Hugot, Marc Ferrari, Gérard R. Lemaitre, Fabrice Madec, Sébastien Vives, Elodie Chardin, David Le Mignant, and Jean-Gabriel Cuby, "Active optics for high-dynamic variable curvature mirrors," Opt. Lett. 34, 3009-3011 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-19-3009

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