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Analysis of the Naval Research Laboratory MEM MCAO test bed
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Paper Abstract

Our program for the upgrade of the Naval Prototype Optical Interferometer with large telescopes and adaptive optics has produced a test-bed for the in system evaluation and testing of our MEMs adaptive optics components and system performances. We have already reported in recent publications the basic characteristics of the test-bed. In order to improve the capabilities of such laboratory set-up we have started an upgrade that aims at developing a Multi Conjugate Adaptive Optics (MCA) test-bed. This test bed is based on the use of multiple Liquid Crystal Spatial Light Modulators (LCSLMs) for producing different phase screens at different spatial locations within the set-up. Details of this new set-up are presented in another paper in these proceedings. This paper specifically deals with the analytic portion of the MCAO test-bed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7595, MEMS Adaptive Optics IV, 759509 (19 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.845692
Show Author Affiliations
Sergio R. Restaino, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Jonathan R. Andrews, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Ty Martinez, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Christopher C. Wilcox, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Freddie Santiago, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Don M. Payne, Narrascape, Inc. (United States)
Scott W. Teare, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7595:
MEMS Adaptive Optics IV
Scot S. Olivier; Thomas G. Bifano; Joel A. Kubby, Editor(s)

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