Overview of Deformable Mirror Technologies for Adaptive Optics and Astronomy

@inproceedings{Madec2012OverviewOD,
  title={Overview of Deformable Mirror Technologies for Adaptive Optics and Astronomy},
  author={P Y Madec},
  year={2012}
}
From the ardent bucklers used during the Syracuse battle to set fire to Romans’ ships to more contemporary piezoelectric deformable mirrors widely used in astronomy, from very large voice coil deformable mirrors considered in future Extremely Large Telescopes to very small and compact ones embedded in Multi Object Adaptive Optics systems, this paper aims at giving an overview of Deformable Mirror technology for Adaptive Optics and Astronomy. First the main drivers for the design of Deformable… CONTINUE READING