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CHOUGH: petite ADC for a high-order adaptive optics system
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Paper Abstract

We discuss the design of a 50mm diameter Atmospheric Dispersion Corrector (ADC) for The CANARY-Hosted Upgrade for High-Order Adaptive Optics (CHOUGH). Usually to avoid pupil actuator-lenslet array mismatch, the ADC is Customarily placed very close to the pupil plane. This design aims to achieve a non-pupil conjugated ADC suitable to be located in any place inside the collimated beam path, this is due to the restrictions given by CHOUGH optical relay. The ADC also needs to satisfy the very small pupil shift requirement, for pupil stability. The ADC is of the Amici prism type, made up of two plates of cemented double prisms. The two plates counter rotate correcting for the different Zenith angles, from the Zenith up to 60°.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9912, Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation II, 99126Q (22 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231973
Show Author Affiliations
Daniel Hölck, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Nazim Ali Bharmal, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Martin Black, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
David M. Henry, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Richard M. Myers, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9912:
Advances in Optical and Mechanical Technologies for Telescopes and Instrumentation II
Ramón Navarro; James H. Burge, Editor(s)

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