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PYRAMIR: construction and implementation of the world's first infrared pyramid sensor
Author(s): D. Peter; H. Baumeister; P. Bizenberger; M. Feldt; Th. Henning; S. Hippler; S. Ligori; U. Mall; U. Neumann; N. Salm; C. Storz; K. Wagner
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we present an overview of the construction and implementation of the unmodulated infrared pyramid wavefront sensor PYRAMIR at the Calar Alto 3.5 m telescope. PYRAMIR is an extension of the existing visible Shack-Hartmann adaptive optics system ALFA, which allows wavefront sensing in the near-infrared wavefront regime. We describe the optical setup and the calibration procedure of the pyramid wavefront sensor. We discuss possible drawbacks of the calibration and show the results gained on Calar Alto.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 June 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6272, Advances in Adaptive Optics II, 627226 (28 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.671280
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D. Peter, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
H. Baumeister, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
P. Bizenberger, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
M. Feldt, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Th. Henning, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
S. Hippler, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
S. Ligori, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino (Italy)
U. Mall, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
U. Neumann, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
N. Salm, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
C. Storz, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
K. Wagner, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6272:
Advances in Adaptive Optics II
Brent L. Ellerbroek; Domenico Bonaccini Calia, Editor(s)

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