publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Laser guide star adaptive optics at Lick Observatory

Gavel, Donald; Dillon, Daren; Kupke, Renate; Rudy, Alex;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
We present an overview of the adaptive optics system at the Shane telescope (ShaneAO) along with research and development efforts on the technology and algorithms for that will advance AO into wider application for astronomy. Diffraction-limited imaging and spectroscopy from ground based large aperture telescopes will open up the opportunity for unprecedented science advancement. The AO challenges we are targeting are correction down to visible science wavelengths, which demands high-order wavefront correction, and dim object viewing over the whole sky, which demands bright artificial laser beacons. We discuss our ongoing development of MEMS based AO correction,...
Subjects
arXiv: Physics::OpticsAstrophysics::Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics
free text keywords: Adaptive Optics, Laser Guidestar, MEMS Deformable Mirror, Woofer-Tweeter
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Laser guide star adaptive optics at Lick Observatory

Gavel, Donald; Dillon, Daren; Kupke, Renate; Rudy, Alex;