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Experiments on wavefront sensing at La Palma
Author(s): Thomas W. Nicholls; Christopher J. Solomon; Martyn Wells; Nicholas J. Wooder; Christopher Dainty
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports the results of some experiments on wavefront sensing at La Palma, Canary Is., using a Shack-Hartmann sensor. From the Shack-Hartmann data, we derive estimates of the seeing parameter r0 and compare different methods of wavefront reconstruction: a new method of wave front reconstruction based on Bayes' theorem is presented. The design of a Shack-Hartmann sensor for operation at 2 micrometers on UKIRT is described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2201, Adaptive Optics in Astronomy, (31 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176092
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas W. Nicholls, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (United Kingdom)
Christopher J. Solomon, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (United Kingdom)
Martyn Wells, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (United Kingdom)
Nicholas J. Wooder, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (United Kingdom)
Christopher Dainty, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (United Kingdom)


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

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