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Centroid gain compensation in a Shack-Hartmann adaptive optics system: implementation issues
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Paper Abstract

In an adaptive optics system with an undersampled Shack- Hartmann wavefront sensor (WFS), variations in seeing, laser guide star quality, and sodium layer thickness and range distance all combine to vary WFS centroid gain across the pupil during an exposure. While using the minimum of four pixels per WFS sub-aperture improves frame rate and read noise, the WFS centroid gain uncertainty may introduce static aberrations and degrade servo-loop phase margin. In a recent paper, we have presented a novel method to estimate and compensate WFS gains of each sub-aperture individually in real time for both natural and laser guide stars. In this paper, we address additional issues related to the implementation of this method in a real system such as Altair for Gemini North.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4007, Adaptive Optical Systems Technology, (7 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390349
Show Author Affiliations
Jean-Pierre Veran, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics/National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Glen Herriot, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics/National Research Council Canada (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4007:
Adaptive Optical Systems Technology
Peter L. Wizinowich, Editor(s)

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