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Integration and alignment of components for curvature wavefront sensors
Author(s): James R. Stilburn
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Paper Abstract

The components used in curvature wavefront sensors are described with respect to mounting and adjustment requirements. In particular, the techniques used in the construction of the wavefront sensor employed in the adaptive optics bonnette at the Canada-France-Hawaii telescope are described in detail. Descriptions include methods of mounting components, design and adjustment of optics and of fiber-optic feeds for avalanche photo-diodes, and ways of monitoring wavefront sensor alignment and performance during operation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 March 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2871, Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow, (21 March 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.268973
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James R. Stilburn, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory/National Research Council Canada (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2871:
Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow
Arne L. Ardeberg, Editor(s)

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