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Come-on-plus project: an upgrade of the come-on adaptive optics prototype system
Author(s): Eric Gendron; Jean Gabriel Cuby; Francois J. Rigaut; Pierre J. Lena; Jean-Claude Fontanella; Gerard Rousset; Jean-Paul Gaffard; Corinne Boyer; Jean-Claude Richard; M. Vittot; Fritz Merkle; Norbert N. Hubin
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Paper Abstract

This paper is a presentation of the Come-On-Plus adaptive optics system, based on the Come-On prototype. Come-On-PIus will be set up in 1992 on the ESO 3.6 m telescope in La Silla (Chile). It is an upgrade of the Come-On instrument, with a 52 actuator deformable mirror, and 30 Hz correction bandwidth. But the main improvement concerns the wavefront sensing, designed in this instrument for astronomical applications, with a high detectivity wavefront sensor and a specific mirror control algorithm. This system is planned for routine astronomical observing as well as providing design parameters for the adaptive optics system of the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT).

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1542, Active and Adaptive Optical Systems, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48818
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Eric Gendron, Observatoire de Paris et Univ. Paris VII and Laserdot Groupe Aerospatiale (France)
Jean Gabriel Cuby, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Francois J. Rigaut, Observatoire de Paris et Univ. Paris VII (France)
Pierre J. Lena, Observatoire de Paris et Univ. Paris VII (France)
Jean-Claude Fontanella, ONERA (France)
Gerard Rousset, ONERA (France)
Jean-Paul Gaffard, Laserdot Groupe Aerospatiale (France)
Corinne Boyer, Laserdot Groupe Aerospatiale (France)
Jean-Claude Richard, Labs. d'Electronique Philips (France)
M. Vittot, Labs. d'Electronique Philips (France)
Fritz Merkle, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Norbert N. Hubin, European Southern Observatory (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1542:
Active and Adaptive Optical Systems
Mark A. Ealey, Editor(s)

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