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Recent progress on the portable solar adaptive optics
Author(s): Deqing Ren; Xi Zhang; Matt Penn; Haimin Wang; Jiangpei Dou; Yongtian Zhu; Li Rong; Xue Wang
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Paper Abstract

The portable solar adaptive optics is a compact adaptive optics system that will be the first visitor solar instrument in the world. As so, it will be able to work with any solar telescope with a aperture size up to ~ 2.0 meters, which will cover the largest solar telescope currently operational. The portable AO features small physical size, high-flexibility and high-performance, and is a duplicable and affordable system. It will provide wave-front correction down to the 0.5-μm wavelength, and will be used for solar high-resolution imaging in the near infrared and the visible. It will be the first AO system that uses LabVIEW based high quality parallel and block-diagram programming, which fully takes advantage of today's multi-core CPUs, and makes a rapid development of an AO system possible. In this publication, we report our recent progress on the portable adaptive optics, which includes the laboratory test for performance characterization, and initial on-site scientific observations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8447, Adaptive Optics Systems III, 84473K (13 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.924447
Show Author Affiliations
Deqing Ren, California State Univ. (United States)
Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Xi Zhang, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Matt Penn, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Haimin Wang, New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States)
Jiangpei Dou, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Yongtian Zhu, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Li Rong, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Xue Wang, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8447:
Adaptive Optics Systems III
Brent L. Ellerbroek; Enrico Marchetti; Jean-Pierre Véran, Editor(s)

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