The research project investigates micromirrors used in the adaptive-optics system. Micromirrors have been used for adaptive-optics system to correct the wavefront aberrations in the astronomical and vision science applications. The required number of micromirrors depends on the available motions of the actuator. For astronomical and vision science applications, the required number of micromirrors can be greatly reduced if the micromirrors are able to move in both rotational and translations motions rather than translational motion alone. The goal of our research project is to design the micromirrors with multiple motions and to integrate the micromirror with the control circuits.
Project end date: 09/01/05