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9 February 2007 MEMS based adaptive optics systems at the Naval Research Laboratory: an update
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The use of adaptive and active optics (AO) is enabling the construction and test of flexible optical systems with performances unprecedented. This flourishing of technical advances is also due to the availability of new technologies that are much lower in cost, much easier to implement and use. Among these new technologies the use of Micro-Electro- Machined (MEM) mirrors is one of the primary sources of innovation. Several groups are actively working in bringing to fruition AO systems based on MEMs technologies and at the same time several groups are working to improve the MEMs technology and tailor it more and more towards various aspects of the AO problems. This technology is especially interesting to the Navy Prototype Optical Interferometer (NPOI) upgrade. In this field several AO systems have to be constructed and operated. It is of the outmost importance that each system has a less complex and costly approach than classical AO systems.
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Sergio R. Restaino, Jonathan Andrews, J. T. Armstrong, Ty Martinez, Dave Mozurkewich, Don Payne, and Christopher C. Wilcox "MEMS based adaptive optics systems at the Naval Research Laboratory: an update", Proc. SPIE 6467, MEMS Adaptive Optics, 646709 (9 February 2007); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.702851
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