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Paper Abstract

We describe in this paper the development of a simulation tool for modeling any kind of adaptive optic system with laser guide star within the framework of the European network Laser Guide Star for 8-m Class Telescopes. This is intended to support investigations about laser guide stars problems line cone effect and tip-tilt determination. The different kinds of software modules to be developed are listed and the libraries already distributed among the network are described: phase screen generation, downward propagation, wavefront sensing and reconstruction. The future studies for solving the cone effect are also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3353, Adaptive Optical System Technologies, (11 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321625
Show Author Affiliations
Francoise Delplancke, European Southern Observatory (Belgium)
Marcel Carbillet, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Norbert N. Hubin, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Simone Esposito, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Francois J. Rigaut, European Southern Observatory (United States)
Enrico Marchetti, Ctr. Galileo Galilei (Germany)
Armando Riccardi, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Elise Vernet-Viard, European Southern Observatory (Italy)
Roberto Ragazzoni, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Miska Le Louarn, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Luca Fini, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3353:
Adaptive Optical System Technologies
Domenico Bonaccini; Robert K. Tyson, Editor(s)

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