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Laboratory adaptive optics system for testing the wavefront sensor for the new MMT
Author(s): Troy A. Rhoadarmer; Patrick C. McGuire; John M. Hughes; Michael Lloyd-Hart; James Roger P. Angel; Skip Schaller; Matthew A. Kenworthy
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Paper Abstract

A laboratory adaptive optics system has been built for testing the wave front sensor hardware and software for the new Multiple Mirror Telescope adaptive optics system. The system will also allow different wave front reconstruction and prediction schemes to be examined. The laboratory system contains a silicon micromachined adaptive mirror with 37 electro-static actuators as well as a novel approach for generating atmospheric turbulence. The design and initial testing of the system are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 1999
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 3762, Adaptive Optics Systems and Technology, (27 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363571
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Troy A. Rhoadarmer, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Patrick C. McGuire, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (Spain)
John M. Hughes, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Michael Lloyd-Hart, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
James Roger P. Angel, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Skip Schaller, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Matthew A. Kenworthy, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3762:
Adaptive Optics Systems and Technology
Robert K. Tyson; Robert Q. Fugate, Editor(s)

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