Abstract

We have designed and built an electrostatically deformable membrane mirror with simple bias and driver electronics to evaluate its suitability for a curvature-sensing adaptive optics system. It has a 100-mm-diameter aluminized nitrocellulose membrane, with 31 actuators arranged concentrically. The unit operates at atmospheric pressure with a high bias voltage applied to the membrane. The high-voltage electronics are contained within the mirror housing for safety reasons. An entrance window reduces the effects of air-coupled vibration. Details of the device and design rationale are presented. With a proper bias, the unit can provide low-order (including tip–tilt) wave-front correction.

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1977 (1)

Carnahan, B.

B. Carnahan, H. Luther, J. Wilkes, Applied Numerical Methods, (Wiley, New York, 1969), pp. 482–485.

Centamore, R.

R. Centamore, A. Wirth, “High bias membrane mirror,” in Active and Adaptive Optical Components, M. A. Ealey, ed., Proc. SPIE1543, 128–132 (1991).

Grosso, R.

Iye, M.

H. Takami, M. Iye, “Membrane deformable mirror for SUBARU adaptive optics,” in Adaptive Optics in Astronomy, M. A. Ealey, F. Merkle, eds., Proc. SPIE2201, 762–767 (1994).

Luther, H.

B. Carnahan, H. Luther, J. Wilkes, Applied Numerical Methods, (Wiley, New York, 1969), pp. 482–485.

Takami, H.

H. Takami, M. Iye, “Membrane deformable mirror for SUBARU adaptive optics,” in Adaptive Optics in Astronomy, M. A. Ealey, F. Merkle, eds., Proc. SPIE2201, 762–767 (1994).

Wilkes, J.

B. Carnahan, H. Luther, J. Wilkes, Applied Numerical Methods, (Wiley, New York, 1969), pp. 482–485.

Wirth, A.

R. Centamore, A. Wirth, “High bias membrane mirror,” in Active and Adaptive Optical Components, M. A. Ealey, ed., Proc. SPIE1543, 128–132 (1991).

Yellin, M.

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

Other (3)

R. Centamore, A. Wirth, “High bias membrane mirror,” in Active and Adaptive Optical Components, M. A. Ealey, ed., Proc. SPIE1543, 128–132 (1991).

H. Takami, M. Iye, “Membrane deformable mirror for SUBARU adaptive optics,” in Adaptive Optics in Astronomy, M. A. Ealey, F. Merkle, eds., Proc. SPIE2201, 762–767 (1994).

B. Carnahan, H. Luther, J. Wilkes, Applied Numerical Methods, (Wiley, New York, 1969), pp. 482–485.

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