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Is ESO's adaptive optics facility suited for MCAO?
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Paper Abstract

As of 2013, the ESO's VLT will be equipped with the Adaptive Optics Facility for Ground Layer and Laser Tomography adaptive optics assisted imaging and spectroscopy, using a Deformable Secondary Mirror and four Laser Guide Stars. Following the successful experience of the MAD demonstrator, we initiated a speculative study to evaluate the performance gain obtained by implementing a type of Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics correction that benefits from the unique features provided by the AOF. In this paper we present the basic concept and provide a first estimation of the correction performance obtained in the near infrared.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7736, Adaptive Optics Systems II, 773635 (27 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857999
Show Author Affiliations
Enrico Marchetti, European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Germany)
Paola Amico, European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Germany)
Enrico Fedrigo, European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Germany)
Andreas Glindemann, European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Germany)
Norbert Hubin, European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Germany)
Paolo La Penna, European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Germany)
Miska Le Louarn, European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Germany)
Pierre-Yves Madec, European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7736:
Adaptive Optics Systems II
Brent L. Ellerbroek; Michael Hart; Norbert Hubin; Peter L. Wizinowich, Editor(s)

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