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Investigation of wavefront estimators using the Wavefront Control Experiment at Yerkes Observatory
Author(s): Walter J. Wild; Edward J. Kibblewhite; Rodolphe Vuilleumier; Vijuna Scor; Fang Shi; Nestor Farmiga
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Paper Abstract

The Wavefront Control Experiment (WCE) is a zonal adaptive optics system that has been used to test many different matrix wavefront reconstructors. This has influenced the choice of reconstructors for experiments conducted using the Wavefront Control Experiment at Yerkes Observatory, at the Starfire Optical Range 1.5 m telescope, and the Chicago Adaptive Optics System (ChAOS) at the Apache Point 3.5 m telescope. The matrices are generated from a Macintosh software package, called A+, with a graphics user interface. The mathematical basis of many of the reconstructors is outlined, along with our experience using them, and thoughts about future reconstructor concepts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2534, Adaptive Optical Systems and Applications, (25 August 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.217738
Show Author Affiliations
Walter J. Wild, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Edward J. Kibblewhite, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Rodolphe Vuilleumier, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Vijuna Scor, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Fang Shi, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Nestor Farmiga, Univ. of Chicago (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2534:
Adaptive Optical Systems and Applications
Robert K. Tyson; Robert Q. Fugate, Editor(s)

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