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Application of wavelength diversity for astronomical adaptive optics imaging
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Wavelength diversity uses multi-wavelength data to simultaneously estimate the point spread function (PSF) of an imaging system and the astronomical object of interest e.g. a binary star with a faint companion. The algorithm presented does not recover the PSFs directly but estimates the Zernike coefficients of the residual wavefront phase aberration in the pupil of the telescope. For dual, and triple, channel point source imaging, the common wavefront is estimated and the residuals between the measured and estimated PSFs correspond to non common path aberrations in each of the imaging paths.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7736, Adaptive Optics Systems II, 77365U (28 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856953
Show Author Affiliations
Daniel Burke, National Univ. of Ireland, Galway (Ireland)
Nicholas Devaney, National Univ. of Ireland, Galway (Ireland)
Julian Christou, Gemini Observatory (United States)
Markus Hartung, 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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