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On improving the performance of an adaptive optics system
Author(s): D. Mozurkewich
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Paper Abstract

In many cases it is better to improve an adaptive optics system by replacing the camera rather than improving the Strehl delivered by the active components. The system should provide a data product that is more easily calibrated than the intensity versus angle data obtained from a normal camera. We argue this case, then provide a design for what should be done. The design is based on aperture masking but improves on its sensitivity and calibration. Such systems are starting to be build; the status and laboratory performance of one such system is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8146, UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes and Instruments: Innovative Technologies and Concepts V, 81460K (15 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.895246
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D. Mozurkewich, Seabrook Engineering (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8146:
UV/Optical/IR Space Telescopes and Instruments: Innovative Technologies and Concepts V
Howard A. MacEwen; James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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