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Measurements of the Lick Observatory sodium laser guide star
Author(s): Donald T. Gavel; Herbert W. Friedman
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Paper Abstract

The Lick Observatory guide star laser has provided a beacon sufficient to close the adaptive optics loop and produce corrected images during runs in 1996 and 1997. This report summarizes measurements of the wavefront quality of the outgoing beam, photoreturn signal forth sodium beacon, and radiance distribution of the guide star on the sky, and follows with an analysis of the impact of the laser on adaptive optics system performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3353, Adaptive Optical System Technologies, (11 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321680
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Donald T. Gavel, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Herbert W. Friedman, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


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

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