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The MPIA multipurpose laboratory atmospheric turbulence simulator MAPS
Author(s): Stefan Hippler; Felix Hormuth; Wolfgang Brandner; David J. Butler; Thomas Henning; Sebastian Egner
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Paper Abstract

We built an optical system that emulates the optical characteristics of an 8m-class telescope like the VLT and that contains rotating glass plates phase screens to generate realistic atmosphere-like optical turbulence. Together with an array of single mode fibers fed from white light sources to simulate various stellar configurations, we can investigate the behavior of different single or multi-conjugate adaptive optics setups. In this paper we present the characteristics of phase screens etched on glass plates surfaces obtained from Silios Technologies.

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Date Published: 27 June 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6272, Advances in Adaptive Optics II, 627255 (27 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.671362
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Stefan Hippler, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Felix Hormuth, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Wolfgang Brandner, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
David J. Butler, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Thomas Henning, Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie (Germany)
Sebastian Egner, 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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