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Latest achievements of the MCAO testbed for the GREGOR Solar Telescope
Author(s): Dirk Schmidt; Thomas Berkefeld; Bernhard Feger; Frank Heidecke
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Paper Abstract

The testbed of the MCAO for the new 1.5 meter solar telescope GREGOR is now operational. Most of the components will be moved to the telescope after commissioning. The testbed features 4 adaptive mirrors (1 tiptilt, and 3 DMs), and two Hartmann-Shack sensor units for wavefront tomography in a guide-region oriented approach. First system characteristics gained from setting up operation of the testbed are presented. We also comment on the effect of high-altitude deformable mirrors on subaperture alignment, and misregistration. We conclude that on-axis wavefront sensors should not be located behind high-altitude deformable mirrors. Furthermore, we present a general opto-geometric characteristic of micro-lens arrays needed for a Hartmann-Shack sensor which shall be used for extended fields of view - be it solar surface or laser guide stars, for example. This characteristic can be useful to have custom-made arrays manufactured for reasonable prices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7736, Adaptive Optics Systems II, 773607 (27 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857117
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Dirk Schmidt, Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik (Germany)
Thomas Berkefeld, Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik (Germany)
Bernhard Feger, Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik (Germany)
Frank Heidecke, Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik (Germany)

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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