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PROCEEDINGS VOLUME 3126

Adaptive Optics and Applications
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Volume Details

Volume Number: 3126
Date Published: 17 October 1997
Softcover: 68 papers (624) pages
ISBN: 9780819425485

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6.5-m MMT laser-guided adaptive optics system: overview and progress report II
Author(s): J. C. Shelton; Michael Lloyd-Hart; James Roger P. Angel; David G. Sandler
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Performances of natural and laser guide star adaptive optics for 8-m class telescopes
Author(s): Miska Le Louarn; Norbert N. Hubin; Renaud Foy
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Progress on the WHT natural guide star AO system (NAOMI)
Author(s): Andrew J. Longmore; Martyn Wells; Mel Strachan; Colin Dixon; Tully Peacocke; Richard M. Myers; Ronald A. Humphreys; A. Bruce Gentles; Susan P. Worswick; Andrew J. Weise
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AdOpt@TNG: an update
Author(s): Roberto Ragazzoni; Andrea Baruffolo; Fabio Bortoletto; Maurizio D'Alessandro; Jacopo Farinato; Adriano Ghedina; Sergio Mallucci; Enrico Marchetti
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Sodium laser guide star system of ALFA
Author(s): Andreas Quirrenbach; Wolfgang K. P. Hackenberg; Hans-Christoph Holstenberg; Norbert Wilnhammer
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Final review of adaptive optics results from the preconversion MMT
Author(s): Michael Lloyd-Hart; James Roger P. Angel; Todd D. Groesbeck; Patrick C. McGuire; David G. Sandler; Donald W. McCarthy; Ty Martinez; Bruce P. Jacobsen; Tom Roberts; Philip M. Hinz; Jian Ge; Brian A. McLeod; Guido Brusa; E. Keith Hege; Eric A. Hooper
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Deconvolution of adaptive optics images using object autocorrelation and positivity
Author(s): Jean-Marc Conan; Laurent M. Mugnier; Thierry Fusco; Vincent Michau; Gerard Rousset
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Deconvolution of adaptive optics near-infrared system (ADONIS) images
Author(s): Julian C. Christou; Domenico Bonaccini; Nancy Ageorges
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Estimation of the adaptive optics long-exposure point spread function using control loop data: recent developments
Author(s): Jean-Pierre Veran; Francois J. Rigaut; Henri Maitre; Daniel Rouan
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Additional telescope techniques for laser guide star tip-tilt retrieval
Author(s): Roberto Ragazzoni; Simone Esposito
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Multiple-aperture averaging technique for measuring full aperture tilt with a laser guide star
Author(s): Mikhail S. Belen'kii
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Experimental study of the effect of non-Kolmogorov stratospheric turbulence on star image motion
Author(s): Mikhail S. Belen'kii; Stephen J. Karis; James M. Brown; Robert Q. Fugate
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Reconstructor and control system tests for the new 6.5-m single-mirror MMT
Author(s): Todd K. Barrett; Timothy J. Brinkley; David G. Sandler
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Simplified user interface for CFHT's adaptive optics system
Author(s): James Thomas; Francois J. Rigaut; Robin Arsenault
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Effect of the Keck telescope's segmented primary on the performance of the Keck adaptive optics system
Author(s): Donald T. Gavel
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Final prototype design for the adaptive secondary mirror of the 6.5-m MMT
Author(s): Donald G. Bruns; Todd K. Barrett; Timothy J. Brinkley; Domingo Goyena; David G. Sandler; Hubert M. Martin; Guido Brusa; James Roger P. Angel
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Experimental demonstration of using microelectromechanical deformable mirrors to control optical aberrations
Author(s): Michael C. Roggemann; Victor M. Bright; Byron M. Welsh; Shaun R. Hick; Peter C. Roberts; William D. Cowan; John H. Comtois
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Real-time adaptive optics correction with a ferroelectric liquid crystal spatial light modulator and Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor
Author(s): Philip M. Birch; James D. Gourlay; Nathan P. Doble; Alan Purvis
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CCD tracker development at the Starfire Optical Range
Author(s): James M. Brown; Dennis A. Montera
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Ultima free-flying large-aperture space telescope
Author(s): Jonathan W. Campbell; Charles R. Taylor
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Ground-to-satellite laser communication program at CRL using adaptive optics
Author(s): Yutaka Hayano; Yoshinori Arimoto; Werner Klaus
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Adaptive active imaging system based on radiation focusing for extended targets
Author(s): Vladimir I. Polejaev; Mikhail A. Vorontsov
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Parallel perturbation gradient descent algorithm for adaptive wavefront correction
Author(s): Gary W. Carhart; Jennifer C. Ricklin; Victor P. Sivokon; Mikhail A. Vorontsov
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Correcting for amplitude effects in laser beam propagation through the turbulent atmosphere using a two-deformable-mirror technique
Author(s): Michael C. Roggemann; David J. Lee
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First significant image improvement from a sodium-layer laser guide star adaptive optics system at Lick Observatory
Author(s): Scot S. Olivier; Claire E. Max; Herbert W. Friedman; Jong R. An; Kenneth Avicola; Barton V. Beeman; Horst D. Bissinger; James M. Brase; Gaylen V. Erbert; Donald T. Gavel; Vernon Keith Kanz; Bruce A. Macintosh; Kurt P. Neeb; Kenneth E. Waltjen
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Adaptive optics observations of molecular hydrogen toward T Tauri
Author(s): Andreas Quirrenbach; Hans Zinnecker
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Adaptive optics using the 3.5-m Starfire Optical Range telescope
Author(s): James M. Spinhirne; George A. Ameer
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Initial test results from the Palomar 200-in. adaptive optics system
Author(s): Richard G. Dekany; J. Kent Wallace; Gary L. Brack; Ben R. Oppenheimer; Dean L. Palmer
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Innovative wavefront estimators for zonal adaptive optics systems
Author(s): Walter J. Wild
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Application of wavelets to wavefront reconstruction in adaptive optical systems
Author(s): Kevin West Bowman; William T. Rhodes
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Optimization of the Shack-Hartmann sensor for operation in the low signal-to-noise regime
Author(s): Darren L. Ash; Christopher J. Solomon
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Comparison of Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensing and phase-diverse phase retrieval
Author(s): Brent L. Ellerbroek; Brian J. Thelen; David J. Lee; David A. Carrara; Richard G. Paxman
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Algorithms for high-power laser beam adaptive controlling
Author(s): Vladimir P. Lukin; Feodor Yu. Kanev
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Adaptive optics spectroscopy: preliminary theoretical results
Author(s): Jian Ge; James Roger P. Angel; David G. Sandler; J. C. Shelton; Donald W. McCarthy; James H. Burge
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Optimization methods aimed at designing a force control active mirror: I. Pad optimization
Author(s): Renaud Mercier-Ythier; Dominique Dezoret; Xavier Bozec; Jean-Louis Carel; Pierre Coustal
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Optimization methods aimed at designing a force control active mirror: II. Actuator pattern optimization
Author(s): Xavier Bozec; Jean-Louis Carel; Renaud Mercier Ythier; Pierre Coustal
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Laboratory characterization of an APD-based tip-tilt corrector
Author(s): Simone Esposito; Enrico Marchetti; Roberto Ragazzoni; Andrea Baruffolo; Jacopo Farinato; Luca Fini; Adriano Ghedina; Piero Ranfagni; Armando Riccardi
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Prototype bimorph mirror developed for the AAT adaptive optics system
Author(s): Huawei Zhao; Pal W. Fekete; John W. O'Byrne
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Fabrication of ultrathin mirrors for adaptive and space optics
Author(s): Stephen M. Miller; James Roger P. Angel; Hubert M. Martin; John Kapp; Dean A. Ketelsen; Lee R. Dettmann
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Supporting a magnetically levitated very thin meniscus for an adaptive secondary mirror: summary of finite-element analyses
Author(s): Ciro Del Vecchio
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Robust control of the MMT adaptive secondary mirror
Author(s): Simon C. O. Grocott; David W. Miller
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Adaptive optics pipeline data reduction: application to spectroimaging with Fabry-Perot
Author(s): Nicolas Devillard; Christian Drouet D'Aubigny; Patrice Corporon
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Automatic centroid calculation gain control in the new SOR CCD tracker
Author(s): Dennis A. Montera; James M. Brown
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Adaptation of adaptive optics systems
Author(s): Xin Yu; Dazun Zhao; Li Chen
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Alignment of the elements of a segmented mirror using different combinations of wavefront sensors: numerical simulations
Author(s): Jose M. Rodriguez-Ramos; Jesus Jimenez Fuensalida
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Control bandwidth analysis of adaptive optical systems
Author(s): Xinyang Li; Wenhan Jiang
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Denominator-free control algorithms for adaptive optics
Author(s): J. C. Shelton
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Comparing the efficiencies of different schemes for laser guide star formation
Author(s): Vladimir P. Lukin
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Subpupil estimation of the laser guide star tilt term
Author(s): Armando Riccardi; Simone Esposito; Roberto Ragazzoni
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Auxiliary telescope absolute laser tilt determination: the Rayleigh case
Author(s): Simone Esposito; Roberto Ragazzoni; Armando Riccardi
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Measurements of tilt angular anisoplanatism
Author(s): Mikhail S. Belen'kii; Stephen J. Karis; James M. Brown; Robert Q. Fugate
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Stellar population of NGC 3603 from adaptive optics observations
Author(s): Frank Eisenhauer; Andreas Quirrenbach; Hans Zinnecker
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Online image selection for the Italian Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG): numerical simulation and performance evaluation
Author(s): Carlo Morossi; Mariagrazia Franchini; Sergio Furlani; Giorgio Sedmak
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Representation of Karhunen-Loeve-Obukhov functions based on Walsh and Haar
Author(s): Yusup N. Isaev; Viktor A. Banakh; Elena V. Zakharova
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PHARO (Palomar high-angular-resolution observer): a dedicated NIR camera for the Palomar adaptive optics system
Author(s): Bernhard Rainer Brandl; Thomas L. Hayward; James R. Houck; George E. Gull; Bruce Pirger; Justin Schoenwald
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Self-learning Bayesian centroid estimation
Author(s): Nick Dillon; Charles R. Jenkins
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Detection error of Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensors
Author(s): Wenhan Jiang; Hao Xian; Feng Shen
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Improved technique for centroiding in Shack-Hartmann sensing at low light level
Author(s): Jean-Marc Ruggiu; Christopher J. Solomon
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Clustering of wavefront sensor subapertures to improve adaptive optics system performance
Author(s): Robert T. Brigantic; Michael C. Roggemann; Byron M. Welsh; Kenneth W. Bauer
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Closed-loop bandwidth optimization to maximize adaptive optics system performance
Author(s): Robert T. Brigantic; Michael C. Roggemann; Byron M. Welsh; Kenneth W. Bauer
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Adaptive optics high-spectral-resolution imaging of the planetary nebula IC 418
Author(s): Bernhard Rainer Brandl; John-David T. Smith; John C. Wilson; Frank Eisenhauer; James R. Houck
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Investigating a Xinξtics Inc. deformable mirror
Author(s): Ben R. Oppenheimer; Dean L. Palmer; Richard G. Dekany; Anand Sivaramakrishnan; Mark A. Ealey; Thomas R. Price
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STRAP for the VLT instruments
Author(s): Domenico Bonaccini; Daniele Gallieni; Roberto Biasi; F. Gori; Massimo Ghioni; C. Trottier; Norbert N. Hubin
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Performance of the ESO AO system, ADONIS, at the La Silla 3.6-m telescope
Author(s): Domenico Bonaccini; E. Prieto; Patrice Corporon; Julian C. Christou; D. Le Mignan; Pablo D. Prado; Roland Gredel; Norbert N. Hubin
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Alignment techniques for DM, Lenslet, and WFS camera at the SOR
Author(s): Michael D. Oliker
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Science with the ADOPT system on Mt. Wilson
Author(s): J. C. Shelton; Thomas G. Schneider; Sallie L. Baliunas
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Supporting a magnetically levitated, very thin meniscus for an adaptive secondary mirror: the optimization of the magnetic circuit
Author(s): Ciro Del Vecchio
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Project Orion: results of a feasibility study on removing orbital debris using ground-based lasers and sensors
Author(s): Jonathan W. Campbell; Charles R. Taylor
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