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Sky-projected Shack-Hartmann laser guide star
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Paper Abstract

We describe SPLASH (Sky Projected Laser Array Shack-Hartmann) which is a method of laser guide star (LGS) wavefront sensing with reduced focal anisoplanatism (FA). We present the results of a semi-theoretical analysis and a semi-geometrical simulation of SPLASH, allowing a direct comparison between SPLASH and a conventional laser guide star system. We show that SPLASH is significantly less susceptible to focal anisoplanatism than a conventional LGS.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5490, Advancements in Adaptive Optics, (25 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551142
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Timothy Butterley, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
David F. Buscher, Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
Gordon D. Love, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
Tim J. Morris, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
Richard M. Myers, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
Richard W. Wilson, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5490:
Advancements in Adaptive Optics
Domenico Bonaccini Calia; Brent L. Ellerbroek; Roberto Ragazzoni, Editor(s)

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