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ESO adaptive optics facility progress and first laboratory test results
Author(s): Robin Arsenault; Pierre-Yves Madec; Jérome Paufique; Paolo La Penna; Stefan Stroebele; Elise Vernet; Jean-Francois Pirard; Wolfgang Hackenberg; Harald Kuntschner; Johann Kolb; Nicolas Muller; Aurea Garcia-Rissmann; Miska Le Louarn; Paola Amico; Norbert Hubin; Jean-Louis Lizon; Rob Ridings; Pierre Haguenauer; Jose A. Abad; Gerhard Fischer; Volker Heinz; Mario Kiekebusch; Javier Argomedo; Ralf Conzelmann; Sebastien Tordo; Rob Donaldson; Christian Soenke; Philippe Duhoux; Enrico Fedrigo; Bernard Delabre; Andrea Jost; Michel Duchateau; Mark Downing; Javier Reyes Moreno; Antonio Manescau; Domenico Bonaccini Calia; Marco Quattri; Christophe Dupuy; Ivan M. Guidolin; Mauro Comin; Ronald Guzman; Bernard Buzzoni; Jutta Quentin; Steffan Lewis; Paul Jolley; Max Kraus; Thomas Pfrommer; Roberto Biasi; Daniele Gallieni; Remko Stuik; Wilhelm Kaenders; Bernhard Ernstberger; Axel Friedenauer
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Paper Abstract

The Adaptive Optics Facility project is completing the integration of its systems at ESO Headquarters in Garching. The main test bench ASSIST and the 2nd Generation M2-Unit (hosting the Deformable Secondary Mirror) have been granted acceptance late 2012. The DSM has undergone a series of tests on ASSIST in 2013 which have validated its optical performance and launched the System Test Phase of the AOF. This has been followed by the performance evaluation of the GRAAL natural guide star mode on-axis and will continue in 2014 with its Ground Layer AO mode. The GALACSI module (for MUSE) Wide-Field-Mode (GLAO) and the more challenging Narrow-Field-Mode (LTAO) will then be tested. The AOF has also taken delivery of the second scientific thin shell mirror and the first 22 Watt Sodium laser Unit. We will report on the system tests status, the performances evaluated on the ASSIST bench and advancement of the 4Laser Guide Star Facility. We will also present the near future plans for commissioning on the telescope and some considerations on tools to ensure an efficient operation of the Facility in Paranal.

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Date Published: 21 July 2014
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 9148, Adaptive Optics Systems IV, 914802 (21 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2054859
Show Author Affiliations
Robin Arsenault, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Pierre-Yves Madec, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Jérome Paufique, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Paolo La Penna, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Stefan Stroebele, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Elise Vernet, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Jean-Francois Pirard, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Wolfgang Hackenberg, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Harald Kuntschner, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Johann Kolb, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Nicolas Muller, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Aurea Garcia-Rissmann, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Miska Le Louarn, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Paola Amico, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Norbert Hubin, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Jean-Louis Lizon, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Rob Ridings, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Pierre Haguenauer, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Jose A. Abad, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Gerhard Fischer, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Volker Heinz, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Mario Kiekebusch, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Javier Argomedo, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Ralf Conzelmann, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Sebastien Tordo, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Rob Donaldson, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Christian Soenke, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Philippe Duhoux, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Enrico Fedrigo, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Bernard Delabre, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Andrea Jost, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Michel Duchateau, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Mark Downing, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Javier Reyes Moreno, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Antonio Manescau, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Domenico Bonaccini Calia, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Marco Quattri, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Christophe Dupuy, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Ivan M. Guidolin, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Mauro Comin, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Ronald Guzman, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Bernard Buzzoni, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Jutta Quentin, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Steffan Lewis, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Paul Jolley, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Max Kraus, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Thomas Pfrommer, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Roberto Biasi, Microgate S.r.l. (Italy)
Daniele Gallieni, A.D.S. International S.r.l. (Italy)
Remko Stuik, Leiden Observatory (Netherlands)
Wilhelm Kaenders, TOPTICA Photonics AG (Germany)
Bernhard Ernstberger, TOPTICA Photonics AG (Germany)
Axel Friedenauer, TOPTICA Photonics AG (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9148:
Adaptive Optics Systems IV
Enrico Marchetti; Laird M. Close; Jean-Pierre Véran, Editor(s)

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