Simple iterative method for open-loop control of MEMS deformable mirrors

Célia Blain, Olivier Guyon, Rodolphe Conan, Colin Bradley

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The Adaptive Optics Laboratory at the University of Victoria (Canada) and the Subaru Telescope NAOJ (Hawaii) are collaborating to develop a simple method allowing open-loop control of MEMS deformable mirrors. This method consists of an iterative algorithm based on 3 simple equations and 4 constants. The 4 constants are different for each mirror, therefore a characterization step is necessary to evaluate their values for a given mirror. In this paper we describe the model and the 3 equations it relies on. We also propose a characterization methodology and finally present the preliminary results respectively obtained on Victoria and Subaru test beds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdaptive Optics Systems
StatePublished - 2008
EventAdaptive Optics Systems - Marseille, France
Duration: Jun 23 2008Jun 26 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherAdaptive Optics Systems


  • Adaptive optics
  • Deformable mirrors
  • MEMS
  • Open-loop control

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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