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A study of MOAO behind GLAO for EAGLE
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Paper Abstract

An MOAO corrected multi-IFU instrument, such as the EAGLE instrument proposed for the E-ELT has a deformable mirror correcting each IFU sub-field. Additionally, EAGLE will also use the E-ELT deformable M4 mirror to apply a global (closed-loop) MOAO correction. Here, we investigate the impact on MOAO performance if a global GLAO correction is applied across the whole field, rather than the optimised global MOAO correction (which may or may not be identical). The differences in M4 correction (between GLAO and optimal MOAO) will depend on the position of IFU pick-offs in the science field, and also on the turbulence, for example, MOAO DM stroke may be minimised if more than the ground layer is corrected by the M4 DM, depending on how fast turbulence decorrelates across the field of view. We consider the impact on MOAO DM stroke, the effect on performance, and study both tomographic and non-tomographic GLAO corrections. Such a situation may arise if for example a combined multi-object spectrograph and multi-IFU instrument is designed, such as would result from the integration of EAGLE with another proposed E-ELT instrument. We demonstrate here that performance of EAGLE will not be significantly affected by being placed behind another such instrument. The results presented will be obtained using full end-to-endMonte-Carlo simulations using the Durham AO Simulation Platform. We also present a number of algorithms which can be used to improve AO performance, both in pixel processing and multi-mirror control.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8447, Adaptive Optics Systems III, 84475E (13 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925364
Show Author Affiliations
Alastair Basden, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Nazim Ali Bharmal, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Tim Butterley, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Nigel Dipper, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Tim Morris, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Richard Myers, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Andrew Reeves, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)


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

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