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Number of correcting mirrors versus the number of measured points in adaptive optics
Author(s): Ornit Band; Nissim Ben-Yosef
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Paper Abstract

A Hartman-sensor-based, adaptive optics system is analyzed using numerical simulation. The same simulation was used to quantify the lucky shot concept. One-dimensional, isoplanatic wavefronts were generated, containing the known spatial and statistical properties of atmospheric-turbulence-degraded wavefronts. The quality of the corrected wavefronts was analyzed as a function of different combinations of sensor (lenslet) number and correcting mirror number. It is shown that it is possible to reduce the number of correcting mirrors with no great loss of image quality. As a consequence of the wavefront simulation, it is shown that the lucky shot occurrence probability is very low.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 33(2) doi: 10.1117/12.152199
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 33, Issue 2
Show Author Affiliations
Ornit Band, Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem (Israel)
Nissim Ben-Yosef, Shirat Enterprises Ltd. (Israel)

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