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Design and performance of a laser guide star system for the Keck II telescope
Author(s): Herbert W. Friedman; Jeffrey B. Cooke; Pamela M. Danforth; Gaylen V. Erbert; Mark Feldman; Donald T. Gavel; Sherman L. Jenkins; Holger E. Jones; Vernon Keith Kanz; Thomas C. Kuklo; Michael J. Newman; Edward L. Pierce; Robert W. Presta; J. Thaddeus Salmon; Gary R. Thompson; Jen Nan Wong
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Paper Abstract

A laser system to generate sodium-layer guide stars has been designed, built and delivered to the Keck Observatory in Hawaii. The system uses frequency doubled YAG lasers to pump liquid dye lasers and produces 20 W of average power. The design and performance result of this laser system are presented.

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Date Published: 11 September 1998
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 3353, Adaptive Optical System Technologies, (11 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321681
Show Author Affiliations
Herbert W. Friedman, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Jeffrey B. Cooke, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Pamela M. Danforth, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Gaylen V. Erbert, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Mark Feldman, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Donald T. Gavel, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Sherman L. Jenkins, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Holger E. Jones, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Vernon Keith Kanz, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Thomas C. Kuklo, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Michael J. Newman, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Edward L. Pierce, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Robert W. Presta, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
J. Thaddeus Salmon, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Gary R. Thompson, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Jen Nan Wong, 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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