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Curvature adaptive optics at ESO
Author(s): Domenico Bonaccini; Francois J. Rigaut; Gregory Dudziak; Guy J. Monnet
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Paper Abstract

We describe the current activity at ESO on Curvature Adaptive Optics Systems. The strategy, aimed at implementing several system via a cloning process, will allow faster production time,lower costs and better maintenance. Curvature systems fulfill the performance requirements for NIR spectroscopy and interferometry at the VLT, for which AO is requested. This development and the systems described are complementary to the foreseen ESO high NIR Strehl Ratio Ao system, NAOS in combination with the camera CONICA.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3353, Adaptive Optical System Technologies, (11 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321712
Show Author Affiliations
Domenico Bonaccini, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Francois J. Rigaut, European Southern Observatory (United States)
Gregory Dudziak, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Guy J. Monnet, European Southern Observatory (Germany)


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

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