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Using CODE V to model adaptive optics
Author(s): Bruce P. Jacobsen
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a case study in using the CODE V optical design software to model an astronomical adaptive system end to end. Such models can be useful in predicting system performance and in garnering a better understanding of the process of adaptive correction. Described in this paper is the model itself and the custom macros that are extensively used throughout to measure the wavefront aberration; drive the adaptive system and collect the resulting data. Of special interest is the algorithm used to create the turbulence screen. The turbulence created by this sine wave summation algorithm is in keeping with Kolmogorov statistics that are commonly used to describe atmospheric turbulence at astronomical sites.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5524, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization VII, (22 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.561306
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Bruce P. Jacobsen, Optical Research Associates (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5524:
Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization VII
Jose M. Sasian; R. John Koshel; Paul K. Manhart; Richard C. Juergens, Editor(s)

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