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Optimal projection of reconstructed layers onto deformable mirrors with fractal iterative method for AO tomography
Author(s): E. Brunner; Cl. Béchet; M. Tallon
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Paper Abstract

FrIM-3D is a novel algorithm developed for high performance in Adaptive Optics (AO) on the Extremely Large Telescopes. It particularly solves the problem of the minimum-variance tomographic reconstruction involved in AO. Until recently however, it was missing an optimal projection of the reconstructed atmosphere on the space of deformable mirrors, to guarantee the best performance for every tomographic AO system. In this paper, we present a formal solution to this projection problem. For that, a formalism based on continuous functions and modeling of the AO is chosen, in order to clearly analyze the modeling approximations. The projector is defined as the solution of an optimization problem with respect to AO objectives, potentially different for every wide-field AO system. After the projector derivation, we describe a fast algorithm to apply it, and in particular how to handle the piston-removal computations. This algorithm is currently being implemented as part of FrIM-3D.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8447, Adaptive Optics Systems III, 84475I (13 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926809
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E. Brunner, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, Observatoire de Lyon (France)
Technische Univ. München (Germany)
Cl. Béchet, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, Observatoire de Lyon (France)
M. Tallon, Ctr. de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, Observatoire de Lyon (France)

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

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