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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 4 — Apr. 12, 2006

Analysis of a combined tip–tilt and deformable mirror

Christopher C. Wilcox, Jonathan R. Andrews, Sergio R. Restaino, Scott W. Teare, Don M. Payne, and Sanjay Krishna  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 6, pp. 679-681 (2006)

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A deformable mirror mounted on a two-axis tilt platform can provide wavefront compensation at a single location in an adaptive optics system, resulting in a significant reduction in the number of optical components in the system and in a simplification of the alignment. However, the moment of inertia of a deformable mirror is significantly different from that of the monolithic mirror commonly mounted on a tilt platform. We report on what are to our knowledge the first experimental results of mounting a microelectromechanical deformable mirror onto a fast steering platform and the first observation that at low operating frequencies high-order deformation of the deformable mirror membrane was not recorded.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: October 26, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 15, 2005

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Vol. 1, Iss. 4 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Christopher C. Wilcox, Jonathan R. Andrews, Sergio R. Restaino, Scott W. Teare, Don M. Payne, and Sanjay Krishna, "Analysis of a combined tip-tilt and deformable mirror," Opt. Lett. 31, 679-681 (2006)

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