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Final opto-mechanical design of Raven, a MOAO science demonstrator for Subaru
Author(s): Olivier Lardière; Reston Nash; J.-P. Markes; Dave Andersen; Colin Bradley; Célia Blain; Ronald Desmarais; Darryl Gamroth; Meguru Ito; Kate Jackson; Przemek Lach; Laurie Pham
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Paper Abstract

Raven is a Multi-Object Adaptive Optics (MOAO) technical and scientific demonstrator which will be used on the Subaru telescope with the IRCS spectrograph. The optical and mechanical designs are finalised and the system is now being integrated in the lab at UVic. Raven features three open-loop wavefront sensors (WFS) patrolling a 3.5' field of regard, one on-axis LGS WFS, two science channels each equipped with a pick-off arm, an 11x11 actuator deformable mirror, a closed-loop WFS for calibration and performance comparison and an image rotator. This paper presents in detail the optical design and its performance, as well as the mechanical design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2012
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 8447, Adaptive Optics Systems III, 844753 (13 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.927176
Show Author Affiliations
Olivier Lardière, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)
Reston Nash, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)
J.-P. Markes, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)
Dave Andersen, NRC Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (Canada)
Colin Bradley, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)
Célia Blain, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)
Ronald Desmarais, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)
Darryl Gamroth, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)
Meguru Ito, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)
Kate Jackson, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)
Przemek Lach, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)
Laurie Pham, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)


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

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