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The characterization of the Zernike modes at the focal plane for Extremely Large Telescope projects
Author(s): Marcelo A. Leigui de Oliveira; João P. S. Gabriel
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Paper Abstract

The proposed Extremely Large Telescopes (ELTs), including Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), are limited by optical distortions introduced by the Earth's atmosphere. These distortions will be partially compensated by the use of Adaptive Optics (AO), optomechanical systems that can measure the incoming wavefronts of light from celestial objects and rapidly apply an appropriate optical correction using active optical elements, typically deformable mirrors. In this work, we will report the results of the characterization at the focal plane of wavefront images given by different Zernike modes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 July 2018
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10703, Adaptive Optics Systems VI, 107036Q (13 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2315537
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Marcelo A. Leigui de Oliveira, Univ. Federal do ABC (Brazil)
João P. S. Gabriel, Univ. Federal do ABC (Brazil)

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

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