Multi-level deformable mirror device

  • US 5,083,857 A
  • Filed: 06/29/1990
  • Issued: 01/28/1992
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/29/1990
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. The method of constructing an array of pixels, each pixel individually rotatable into at least two states, said method comprising the steps of:

  • constructing a base structure for supporting all of said pixels of said array,maintaining said array in a plane separate from the plane of said base, said maintaining step including the step of;

    constructing an intermediate structure, comprising at least a hinge, separate from both said base structure and from said pixel and positioned therebetween for connecting said base structure to said pixel for allowing said pixel to deform with respect to said base.

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