Deformable mirrors for astronomy

Edward Kibblewhite, Michael F. Smutko, Mark Chun

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We describe the motivations for building low-cost deformable mirrors constructed with the needs of astronomers in mind. We detail the design and manufacture of a 59 actuator continuous faceplate deformable mirror and its associated driving electronics and give a summary of the initial test results of this mirror.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-120
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Aug 25 1993
EventActive and Adaptive Optical Components and Systems II 1993 - Albuquerque, United States
Duration: Feb 1 1993Feb 4 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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