Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Astronomical observations with the UnISIS adaptive optics system
Author(s): Laird A. Thompson; Scott W. Teare; Yaoheng Xiong; Robert Gruendl
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

Science commissioning of the UnISIS adaptive optics system is underway. In addition to showing test images from this effort, two other topics are discussed. These include a progress report on our continuing effort to improve the UV throughput of the UnISIS laser guide star projection and detection system and our effort to migrate the closed-loop computation engine from OS/2 to real time Linux. The two new improvements to the UV throughput of the laser guide star system involve new high-throughput prisms for the Pockels cell switch and a plan to increase the projected laser energy using anamorphic magnification in the laser beam as it emerges from the Excimer laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 December 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5169, Astronomical Adaptive Optics Systems and Applications, (24 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.506565
Show Author Affiliations
Laird A. Thompson, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Scott W. Teare, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Yaoheng Xiong, Yunnan Observatory (China)
Robert Gruendl, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5169:
Astronomical Adaptive Optics Systems and Applications
Robert K. Tyson; Michael Lloyd-Hart, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top