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Monte-Carlo simulation of ELT scale multi-conjugate and multi-object AO systems
Author(s): Alastair Basden; Tim Butterley; Sofia Dimoudi; Richard Myers
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Paper Abstract

The use of software based simulation packages is essential for the design of adaptive optics systems on next generation ELT scale telescopes. We present Monte-Carlo AO simulation results for an E-ELT multi-IFU spectrograph instrument comprising multiple laser and natural guide stars with wavefront correction along multiple lines of sight. We discuss the techniques used to perform these simulations. Considerations are also given to compressed reconstructor representations which can greatly simplify the design of real-time control systems. We also discuss work on the use of GPUs for AO simulation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7736, Adaptive Optics Systems II, 77360H (28 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856403
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Alastair Basden, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Tim Butterley, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Sofia Dimoudi, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
Richard Myers, Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7736:
Adaptive Optics Systems II
Brent L. Ellerbroek; Michael Hart; Norbert Hubin; Peter L. Wizinowich, Editor(s)

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