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CAOS: a numerical simulation tool for astronomical adaptive optics (and beyond)
Author(s): Marcel Carbillet; Christophe Verinaud; Mario Guarracino; Luca Fini; Olivier Lardiere; Brice Le Roux; Alfio T. Puglisi; Bruno Femenia; Armando Riccardi; Barbara Anconelli; Serge Correia; Mario Bertero; Patrizia Boccacci
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Paper Abstract

We present recent developments of the CAOS "system", an IDL-based Problem Solving Environment (PSE) whose original aim was to define and simulate as realistically as possible the behavior of a generic adaptive optics (AO) system, from the atmospheric propagation of light, to the sensing of the wave-front aberratoins and the correction through a deformable mirror. The different developments made through the last 7 years result in a very versatile numerical tool complete of a global graphical interface (the CAOS Application Builder), and different specialized scientific packages: the original one designed for AO system simulations (the Software Package CAOS), an image reconstruction package with interferometric capabilities (the Software Package AIRY), and a more recent one being built and dedicated to multiconjugate AO (the Software Package MAOS). We present the status of the whole CAOS "system"/PSE, together with the most recent developments, including parallelization strategy considerations, examples of application, and plans for the next future.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5490, Advancements in Adaptive Optics, (25 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551552
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Marcel Carbillet, INAF, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Christophe Verinaud, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Mario Guarracino, CNR, Ctr. for Research on Parallel Computing and Supercomputers (Italy)
Luca Fini, INAF, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Olivier Lardiere, INAF, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Brice Le Roux, INAF, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Alfio T. Puglisi, INAF, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Bruno Femenia, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Armando Riccardi, INAF, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Barbara Anconelli, Univ. degli Studi di Genova (Italy)
Serge Correia, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
Mario Bertero, Univ. degli Studi di Genova (Italy)
Patrizia Boccacci, Univ. degli Studi di Genova (Italy)


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

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