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Performance analysis, simulation, and experimental results of low-order adaptive optics systems in conjunction with speckle post-processing
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Paper Abstract

It has been recognized for some time that full-order adaptive optics systems can provide considerable improvement in the performance of astronomical imaging systems. However, as 4-m-class telescopes become the standard for astronomical work it will become more difficult in terms of cost and complexity to build and operate full order AO systems, especially if one is interested in working in the visible. For the past several years, we have been developing simulation and analysis tools to study AO systems using laser guide stars. This analysis indicates that even low-order correction can provide improvements in image quality, especially when used in conjunction with computer post-processing algorithms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 June 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2120, Laser Beam Propagation and Control, (8 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177702
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David Charles Dayton, Applied Technology Associates (United States)
John D. Gonglewski, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Glenn A. Tyler, the Optical Sciences Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2120:
Laser Beam Propagation and Control
Hugo Weichel; Lewis F. DeSandre, Editor(s)

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