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Limitation of wavefront tilt sensor in adaptive astronomical telescope
Author(s): Genrui Cao; Xin Yu; Ruowei Gu; Renzhong Zhou
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Paper Abstract

The limitations of a Hartmann type wavefront sensor are theoretically and experimentally studied based on photon counting technique. An experimental set-up for simulation of single subaperture adaptive astronomical telescope is described. The results of experiments and analyses show that a star of the 8th magnitude can be dealt with by this kind of wavefront sensors within 1 ms of time and with A/1O of wavefront distortion detection sensitivity. As for calibration of experiments, an algorithm related to luminous flux at entrance pupil of telescope and its corresponding photo-electron rate detected by the wavefront sensor is presented and yenfied by experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1334, Current Developments in Optical Engineering IV, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.22842
Show Author Affiliations
Genrui Cao, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Xin Yu, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Ruowei Gu, Beijing Institute of Technology (Japan)
Renzhong Zhou, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1334:
Current Developments in Optical Engineering IV
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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