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Laboratory tests of the wavefront control experiment
Author(s): Walter J. Wild; Barbara Carter; Edward J. Kibblewhite
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Paper Abstract

An overview of the Wavefront Control Experiment (WCE) adaptive optics system is presented. We discuss our initial tests of the system and illustrate adaptive correction capability of the system using its internal star source simulator. Future laboratory tests are planned prior to adapting the system to a coude feed of a 41' reflecting telescope at Yerkes Observatory where atmospheric compensation with astronomical sources will be investigated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 1993
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1920, Active and Adaptive Optical Components and Systems II, (25 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.152671
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Walter J. Wild, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Barbara Carter, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Edward J. Kibblewhite, Univ. of Chicago (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1920:
Active and Adaptive Optical Components and Systems II
Mark A. Ealey, Editor(s)

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