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A portable solar adaptive optics system
Author(s): Deqing Ren; Matt Penn; Haimin Wang; Gary Chapman; Claude Plymate
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Paper Abstract

We are developing a portable adaptive optics system for solar telescopes. The adaptive optics has a small physical size and is optimized for diffraction-limited imaging in the 1.0 ~ 5.0-μm infrared wavelength range for 1.5-m class solar telescopes. By replacing a few optical components, it can be used with a solar telescope of any aperture size that is currently available. The software is developed by LabVIEW. LabVIEW's block diagram based programming makes it suitable for rapid development of a prototype system. The portable adaptive optics will be used with a 1.5-meter solar telescope for high-resolution magnetic field investigation in the infrared. We discuss the design philosophy for such a portable, low-cost, and high-performance system. Estimated performances are also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7438, Solar Physics and Space Weather Instrumentation III, 74380P (23 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.824457
Show Author Affiliations
Deqing Ren, California State Univ., Northridge (United States)
Matt Penn, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Haimin Wang, New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States)
Gary Chapman, California State Univ., Northridge (United States)
Claude Plymate, National Solar Observatory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7438:
Solar Physics and Space Weather Instrumentation III
Silvano Fineschi; Judy A. Fennelly, Editor(s)

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