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Modeling the adaptive optics systems on the Giant Magellan Telescope
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Paper Abstract

Modeling adaptive optics (AO) systems is crucial to understanding their performance and a key aid in their design. The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) is planning three AO modes at first light: natural guide star AO, ground-layer AO and laser tomography AO. This paper describes how a modified version of YAO, an open-source general-purpose AO simulation tool written in Yorick, is used to simulate the GMT AO modes. The simulation tool was used to determine the piston segment error for the GMT. In addition, we present a comparison of different turbulence simulation approaches.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7736, Adaptive Optics Systems II, 773642 (14 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856771
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Marcos A. van Dam, Flat Wavefronts, Ltd. (New Zealand)
Philip M. Hinz, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Johanan L. Codona, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Michael Hart, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Aurea Garcia-Rissmann, Steward Observatory, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Matt W. Johns, Carnegie Observatories (United States)
Stephen A. Shectman, Carnegie Observatories (United States)
Antonin H. Bouchez, Carnegie Observatories (United States)
Brian A. McLeod, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Francois Rigaut, Gemini Observatory (Chile)

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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