Steering mirrors - Higher bandwidth
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DOD / MDA
The proposed C/SiC-BIAS mechanism represents a next generation in high-energy laser systems imaging integration capabilities. This will also benefit surveillance and reconnaissance (telescopes) capabilities and Line of Sight (LOS) communications (laser, optical/RF antennas) precision performances. The new BIAS mechanism is designed to enable mixed mode active optical compensation bias, especially in regards to mixed slow/fast dynamical systems requirements for integrated optics. The C/SiC-BIAS approach makes feasible several capabilities that are presently not easily available in a single integrated package. It will enable the ability to smoothly and seamlessly operate at large displacements (>10mrad) at lower bandwidths (1-2Hz), and as a small displacement (>50 microradians) at higher bandwidth (>4kHz) in a single integrated mechanism that incorporates subnanometer absolute position sensing.
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