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Validation tests of the AOF Cn2 profiler
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Paper Abstract

The Adaptive Optics Facility (AOF) is a project that aims to transform the VLT UT4 into an adaptive telescope and therefore to provide all its science instruments with turbulence corrected wavefronts. When used in its wide-field modes, the AOF will allow to get a real time estimate of the turbulence distribution in the atmosphere, allowing an optimization of the system correction. The so-called Wind Profiler (or Fourier Deconvolution) algorithm has been adapted to the AOF configuration and validated through extensive tests. We show how it behaves under different modes and under typical Paranal seeing conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9148, Adaptive Optics Systems IV, 914864 (22 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056305
Show Author Affiliations
A. Garcia Rissmann, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
A. Guesalaga, Pontificia Univ. Católica de Chile (Chile)
J. Kolb, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
M. Le Louarn, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
P.-Y. Madec, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
R. Arsenault, European Southern Observatory (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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