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Improvement of science throughput of 1m class telescopes thanks to COTS adaptive optics
Author(s): F. Rooms; J. Charton; L. Jocou; S. Cetre; T. Fusco
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Paper Abstract

We present the improvement of science throughput of 1m class telescopes that can be obtained using COTS adaptive optics. It is based on a new architecture of adaptive optics system using a new kind of magnetic deformable mirrors, a highly sensitive EMCCD wavefront sensor and a novel real time architecture called ACE and working on a standard workstation. It will be shown the dramatically increase of performances that can be achieved using small adaptive optics (typically 8x8 actuators) with 1m to 2m class telescopes and in particularly, we will focus our presentation of the improvement of the science throughput thanks to this simple and efficient A.O. system

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7439, Astronomical and Space Optical Systems, 74390O (17 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.826820
Show Author Affiliations
F. Rooms, ALPAO (France)
J. Charton, ALPAO (France)
L. Jocou, ALPAO (France)
S. Cetre, ALPAO (France)
T. Fusco, ONERA (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7439:
Astronomical and Space Optical Systems
Penny G. Warren; James B. Heaney; Robert K. Tyson; Michael Hart; E. Todd Kvamme; Cheryl J. Marshall, Editor(s)

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