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Adaptive optics with an AOA WaveScope wavefront sensor and an OKOTechnologies membrane mirror
Author(s): Brooke Gregory; Jeff Smith; Clive Standley; Allan Wirth
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Paper Abstract

Adaptive Optics Associates (AOA) has recently developed a commercial Shack-Hartmann wavefront senor called WaveScope for use in optical testing and adaptive optics. The sensor head and associated wavefront analysis software are a powerful and highly flexible combination. Wavefront data can be manipulated and displayed using Tk/Tcl commands and AOA's own atomic functions. To demonstrate this over the last month we have integrated a deformable mirror manufactured by OKOTechnologies into WaveScope. All the software necessary to control the mirror and perform closed loop adaptive optics was written in the Tk/Tcl scripting language which ships with WaveScope. The result is a low cost integrated adaptive optics system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3353, Adaptive Optical System Technologies, (11 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321673
Show Author Affiliations
Brooke Gregory, CTIO (United States)
Jeff Smith, Adaptive Optics Associates, Inc. (United States)
Clive Standley, Adaptive Optics Associates, Inc. (United States)
Allan Wirth, Adaptive Optics Associates, Inc. (United States)


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

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