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23 January 2006 Frequency stability of combined wavefront corrective elements for adaptive optics
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In most adaptive optics systems, there are two elements that control wavefront correction, a fast steering mirror that corrects tip and tilt and a deformable element that corrects higher order aberrations. By mounting the deformable element onto the tip/tilt platform, complete wavefront compensation is now possible at one location in an optical system. The advantage of mounting a lightweight Micro Electro-Machined (MEM) deformable mirror on a tip/tilt stage is both fewer optical components and a simpler alignment process. The impact on the frequency stability of the of the MEM device on the tip/tilt platform is approximately 5% of the driving frequency.
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Christopher C. Wilcox, Jonathan R. Andrews, Sergio R. Restaino, Ty Martinez, Scott W. Teare, and Don M. Payne "Frequency stability of combined wavefront corrective elements for adaptive optics", Proc. SPIE 6113, MEMS/MOEMS Components and Their Applications III, 61130F (23 January 2006); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.647270
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