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Design of the MagAO-X pyramid wavefront sensor
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Adaptive optics systems correct atmospheric turbulence in real time. Most adaptive optics systems used routinely correct in the near infrared, at wavelengths greater than 1 μm. MagAO- X is a new extreme adaptive optics (ExAO) instrument that will offer corrections at visible-to- near-IR wavelengths. MagAO-X will achieve Strehl ratios of ≥70% at Hα when running the 2040 actuator deformable mirror at 3.6 kHz. A visible pyramid wavefront sensor (PWFS) optimized for sensing at 600-1000 nm wavelengths will provide the high-order wavefront sensing on MagAO-X. We present the optical design and predicted performance of the MagAO-X pyramid wavefront sensor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 July 2018
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10703, Adaptive Optics Systems VI, 1070321 (10 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2312171
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Lauren H. Schatz, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Jared R. Males, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Laird M. Close, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Olivier Durney, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Olivier Guyon, College of Optical Sciences and Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)
Astrobiology Ctr., National Institute of Natural Sciences (United States)
Michael Hart, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Institute for Astronomy, Univ. of Hawaii (United States)
Jennifer Lumbres, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Kelsey Miller, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Justin Knight, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Alexander T. Rodack, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Joseph D. Long, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Kyle Van Gorkom, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Madison Jean, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Maggie Kautz, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (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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