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Optimization of Electrode Configuration in Surface-Parallel Actuated Deformable Mirrors

Laslandes, Marie and Pellegrino, Sergio and Steeves, John and Patterson, Keith (2014) Optimization of Electrode Configuration in Surface-Parallel Actuated Deformable Mirrors. In: Adaptive optics systems IV. Proceedings of SPIE. No.9148. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 914843. ISBN 978-0-8194-9616-4.

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Thin, lightweight and low-cost deformable mirrors have been recently proposed, providing a pertinent device for wavefront error correction. We present different approaches to optimize actuator arrangement. The design is optimized according to a given correction requirement, through the number of electrodes, their shape and location. A first method focuses on the compensation of a given optical aberration (astigmatism). A second method directly optimizes the correction of a set of optical modes, taking into account the voltage limitation. We will describe the optimization techniques and give some examples of applications and design performance.

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Additional Information:© 2014 SPIE. We thank Xin Ning (Caltech) for help with the optimization algorithm. ML acknowledges the support of a postdoctoral grant from the French Defense procurement agency (DGA) held through Aix-Marseille University, France. Financial support from the Keck Institute of Space Studies and the Dow Resnick Bridge program at Caltech is gratefully acknowledged. A part of this research was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
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Subject Keywords:Deformable Mirror - Active Optics - Telescope - Optimization - Bimorph Mirror
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Issue or Number:9148
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Official Citation:Marie Laslandes ; Sergio Pellegrino ; John Steeves ; Keith Patterson; Optimization of electrode configuration in surface-parallel actuated deformable mirrors. Proc. SPIE 9148, Adaptive Optics Systems IV, 914843 (July 21, 2014); doi:10.1117/12.2056495
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