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Astronomical observations with the UnISIS adaptive optics system
Author(s): Laird A. Thompson; Scott W. Teare; Yaoheng Xiong; Robert Gruendl
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Paper Abstract

Science commissioning of the UnISIS adaptive optics system is underway. In addition to showing test images from this effort, two other topics are discussed. These include a progress report on our continuing effort to improve the UV throughput of the UnISIS laser guide star projection and detection system and our effort to migrate the closed-loop computation engine from OS/2 to real time Linux. The two new improvements to the UV throughput of the laser guide star system involve new high-throughput prisms for the Pockels cell switch and a plan to increase the projected laser energy using anamorphic magnification in the laser beam as it emerges from the Excimer laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 December 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5169, Astronomical Adaptive Optics Systems and Applications, (24 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.506565
Show Author Affiliations
Laird A. Thompson, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Scott W. Teare, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)
Yaoheng Xiong, Yunnan Observatory (China)
Robert Gruendl, Univ. of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5169:
Astronomical Adaptive Optics Systems and Applications
Robert K. Tyson; Michael Lloyd-Hart, Editor(s)

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