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3 November 1999 Summary: optical membrane workshop
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Thin flexible membranes with curvature are gaining favor as lightweight optical components. The Surveillance Technologies Branch of the Air Force Research Laboratory has demonstrated that membranes can yield a near diffraction limited image when combined with real-time holography as the wavefront correction method. Researchers at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland are using large membrane mirrors in a volumetric imaging project, while others at the Vavilov Laser Physics Institute in Saint Petersburg, Russia are investigating the use of real-time holography to correct membrane mirror aberrations. Existing membranes, however, have not been designed with optical imaging as the intended application. Thus, there is a need to design and construct optical quality membranes.
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Dan K. Marker, James R. Rotge, and Richard A. Carreras "Summary: optical membrane workshop", Proc. SPIE 3760, High-Resolution Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications, (3 November 1999);


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