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Adaptive optics and MCAO for the 4-m European Solar Telescope EST
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Paper Abstract

A consortium of more than 20 European solar physics institution from 15 different countries is conducting a design study for a 4 m class solar telescope which shall be situated at the Canary Islands. In this paper we introduce the AO and MCAO design concept for EST. A ground layer deformable mirror is combined with an arrangement of four deformable layer mirrors. A combination of Shack-Hartmann wave front sensors with wide and narrow fields of view is used to control the system and to achieve a corrected field of view of one arcmin.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7736, Adaptive Optics Systems II, 77360U (28 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856851
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D. Soltau, Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik (Germany)
T. Berkefeld, Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik (Germany)
J. Sánchez Capuchino, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
M. Collados Vera, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
D. Del Moro, Univ. degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata (Italy)
M. Löfdahl, Institute for Solar Physics (Sweden)
Stockholm Univ. (Sweden)
G. Scharmer, Institute for Solar Physics (Sweden)
Stockholm Univ. (Sweden)

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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