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Optimization Of MCP Intensifier Tubes In Astronomical Adaptive Optics Sensors.
Author(s): Mark Clampin
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Paper Abstract

There are currently a number of groups developing adaptive optics instruments for diffraction limited imaging from ground-based optical telescopes. With few exceptions these programs are intended initially for large (3 - 5 metre) telescopes and, ultimately, the next generation of very large (8 - 10 metre) telescopes. In view of the technical difficulties associated with the large number of elements required for adaptive correction at optical wavelengths most systems will operate at 2 - 5 μm, and employ IR imaging cameras4 as the system detectors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1114, Active Telescope Systems, (20 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960820
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Mark Clampin, The Johns Hopkins University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1114:
Active Telescope Systems
Francois J. Roddier, Editor(s)

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