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Optical design of the Big Bear Solar Observatory's multi-conjugate adaptive optics system
Author(s): Xianyu Zhang; Nicolas Gorceix; Dirk Schmidt; Philip R. Goode; Wenda Cao; Thomas R. Rimmele; Roy Coulter
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Paper Abstract

A multi-conjugate adaptive optics (MCAO) system is being built for the world's largest aperture 1.6m solar telescope, New Solar Telescope, at the Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO). The BBSO MCAO system employs three deformable mirrors to enlarge the corrected field of view. In order to characterize the MCAO performance with different optical configurations and DM conjugated altitudes, the BBSO MCAO setup also needs to be flexible. In this paper, we present the optical design of the BBSO MCAO system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9148, Adaptive Optics Systems IV, 914850 (21 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055561
Show Author Affiliations
Xianyu Zhang, Big Bear Solar Observatory (United States)
Nicolas Gorceix, Big Bear Solar Observatory (United States)
Dirk Schmidt, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Philip R. Goode, Big Bear Solar Observatory (United States)
Wenda Cao, Big Bear Solar Observatory (United States)
Thomas R. Rimmele, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Roy Coulter, Big Bear Solar Observatory (United States)


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

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