Novel technologies for small deformable mirrors

Strachan, M. et al. (2010) Novel technologies for small deformable mirrors. Proceedings of SPIE: Adaptive Optics Systems II, 7736, p. 773661. (doi: 10.1117/12.856997)

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Adaptive optic requirements for instrumentation such as EAGLE for the European extremely large telescope present an enormous challenge to deformable mirror technology. We have developed a unique approach using fabricated arrays of multilayer actuator technology to address the requirements of actuator density and deflection. Our programme of work has uncovered a novel approach which has led to a built in test capability. We will present the outcomes of our work which we believe will lead to a compact deformable mirror.

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rowan, Professor Sheila and Kirk, Dr Katherine and Hough, Professor James
Authors: Strachan, M., Myers, R., Cooke, K., Hampshire, J., Hough, J., Rowan, S., van Veggel, M., Kirk, K., Hutson, D., Uzgur, E., and Kim, S.
Journal Name:Proceedings of SPIE: Adaptive Optics Systems II

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
451221Development of key adaptive mirror technologies for the European Extremely Large Telescope (ELT)Calum TorrieScience & Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)ST/F003455/1Physics and Astronomy