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Analysis of AO modeling for pseudo-synthetic interaction matrix at the LBT
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Paper Abstract

The performance of an Adaptive Optics (AO) System relies on the accuracy of its Interaction Matrix which defines the opto-geometrical link between the Deformable Mirror (DM) and the Wave Front Sensor (WFS). Any mis-registrations (relative shifts, rotation, magnification or higher order pupil distortion) will strongly impact the performance, especially for high orders AO systems. Adaptive Telescopes provide a constraining environment for the AO calibration with large number of actuators DM, located inside the telescope with often no access to a calibration source and with a high accuracy required. The future Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) will take these constraints to another level with a longer calibration time required, no artificial calibration source and most of all, frequent updates of the calibration during the operation. To overcome these constraints, new calibration strategies have to be developed either doing it on-sky or working with synthetic models. The most promising approach seems to be the Pseudo-Synthetic Calibration. The principle is to generate the Interaction Matrix of the system in simulator, injecting the correct model alignment parameters identified from on-sky Measurements. It is currently the baseline for the Adaptive Optics Facility (AOF) at the Very Large Telescope (VLT) working with a Shack-Hartmann WFS but it remains to be investigated in the case of the Pyramid WFS.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 2018
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10703, Adaptive Optics Systems VI, 107034P (18 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2311675
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Cedric T. Heritier, Aix Marseille Univ., CNRS, CNES, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France) and ONERA (France)
INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Simone Esposito, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Thierry Fusco, ONERA (France)
Aix Marseille Univ., CNRS, CNES, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Benoit Neichel, Aix Marseille Univ., CNRS, CNES, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Sylvain Oberti, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Enrico Pinna, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Guido Agapito, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Alfio Puglisi, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Runa Briguglio, INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Carlos Correia, Aix Marseille Univ., CNRS, CNES, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille (France)
Pierre-Yves Madec, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Jean-François Sauvage, ONERA (France)
Johann Kolb, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Fernando Quiros-Pacheco, GMTO Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10703:
Adaptive Optics Systems VI
Laird M. Close; Laura Schreiber; Dirk Schmidt, Editor(s)

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