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Calibration of a curvature sensor/bimorph mirror AO system: interaction matrix measurement on MACAO systems
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Paper Abstract

The accurate calibration of an AO system is fundamental in order to reach the top performance expected from design. To improve this aspect, we propose procedures for calibrating a curvature AO system in view of optimizing performances and robustness, based on the experience accumulated by the ESO AO team through the development of MACAO systems for VLTI and SINFONI. The approach maximizes the quality of the Interaction Matrix (IM) while maintaining the system in its linear regime and minimizing noise and bias on the measurement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5490, Advancements in Adaptive Optics, (6 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551318
Show Author Affiliations
Sylvain Oberti, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Henri Bonnet, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Enrico Fedrigo, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Liviu Ivanescu, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Markus E. Kasper, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Jerome Paufique, European Southern Observatory (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5490:
Advancements in Adaptive Optics
Domenico Bonaccini Calia; Brent L. Ellerbroek; Roberto Ragazzoni, Editor(s)

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