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Design of the atmospheric sodium profiler for the VLT laser guide star
Author(s): David James Butler; Stefan Hippler; Udo Neumann; Ralf-Rainer Rohloff; Bernard Grimm; Richard I. Davies
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Paper Abstract

An important requirement for the VLT Laser Guide Star Facility is the ability to measure the centroid height of the atmospheric sodium layer, located at an altitude of about 90km, to an accuracy of 200m. In this paper, we describe the sodium profiler system designed to achieve this and the expected performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4839, Adaptive Optical System Technologies II, (7 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.458865
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David James Butler, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Stefan Hippler, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Udo Neumann, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Ralf-Rainer Rohloff, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Bernard Grimm, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Richard I. Davies, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4839:
Adaptive Optical System Technologies II
Peter L. Wizinowich; Domenico Bonaccini, Editor(s)

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