Deformable Mirrors Capture Exoplanet Data, Reflect Lasers

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Deformable Mirrors Capture Exoplanet Data, Reflect Lasers

To image and characterize exoplanets, Goddard Space Flight Center turned to deformable mirrors (DMs). Berkeley, California-based Iris AO, Inc. worked with Goddard through the SBIR program to improve the company’≥ microelectromechanical DMs, which are now being evaluated and used for biological research, industrial applications, and could even be used by drug manufacturers.
Internal Laboratory Ref #: 
GSFC-SO-197
Patent Status: 
Agency
NASA
State: 
Maryland
Lab Representatives
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