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Software package for adaptive optics performance analysis
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Paper Abstract

During 1993 we have upgraded our adaptive optics analysis software package to execute under an interactive, graphical user interface. This software may be used to evaluate a wide range of adaptive optics concepts, including constellations of multiple guide stars, multiconjugate deformable mirror configurations, and integrated adaptive optics/image postprocessing techniques. Adaptive optics system performance is evaluated in terms of mean optical transfer functions, mean point spread functions, and related quantities. These estimates account for the integrated effects of error sources including servo lag, fitting error, sensor noise, and anisoplanatism. They are computed using minimal variance wavefront reconstruction algorithms which will optimize system performance for the given operating conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2201, Adaptive Optics in Astronomy, (31 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176057
Show Author Affiliations
Stephen Wampler, Gemini 8-m Telescopes Project (United States)
Brent L. Ellerbroek, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Kim K. Gillies, National Optical Astronomical Observatory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2201:
Adaptive Optics in Astronomy
Mark A. Ealey; Fritz Merkle, Editor(s)

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