Abstract

Astronomical applications suggest wave-front control algorithms that maximize the fractional area of the pupil over which the wave-front distortion is smaller than an eighth of a wave.

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  1. J. M. Beckers, “VLT interferometer: IV. The utility of partial adaptive optics,” in Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes IV, L. D. Barr, ed., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.1236, 154–163 (1990).
  2. J. M. Beckers, L. E. Goad, “Image reconstruction using adaptive optics,” in Instrumentation for Ground-Based Optical Astronomy, L. Robinson, ed. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1987), pp. 315–336.
  3. P. Nisenson, R. Barakat, “Partial atmospheric correction with adaptive optics,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 4, 2249–2253 (1987).
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  4. R. C. Smithson, M. Peri, “Partial correction of astronomical images with active mirrors,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 6, 92–97 (1989).
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1987

Barakat, R.

Beckers, J. M.

J. M. Beckers, “VLT interferometer: IV. The utility of partial adaptive optics,” in Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes IV, L. D. Barr, ed., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.1236, 154–163 (1990).

J. M. Beckers, L. E. Goad, “Image reconstruction using adaptive optics,” in Instrumentation for Ground-Based Optical Astronomy, L. Robinson, ed. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1987), pp. 315–336.

Goad, L. E.

J. M. Beckers, L. E. Goad, “Image reconstruction using adaptive optics,” in Instrumentation for Ground-Based Optical Astronomy, L. Robinson, ed. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1987), pp. 315–336.

Nisenson, P.

Peri, M.

Smithson, R. C.

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A

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J. M. Beckers, “VLT interferometer: IV. The utility of partial adaptive optics,” in Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes IV, L. D. Barr, ed., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.1236, 154–163 (1990).

J. M. Beckers, L. E. Goad, “Image reconstruction using adaptive optics,” in Instrumentation for Ground-Based Optical Astronomy, L. Robinson, ed. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1987), pp. 315–336.

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Figures (2)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Top: Wave-front distortion profile. A from Nisenson and Barakat.3 Bottom: Residuals after fitting with three algorithms. The two horizontal thin lines correspond to ±⅛ wave.

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Fig. 2

Point spread functions after applying the three algorithms to the wave-front distortion case A.

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