Abstract

We present the results from a laboratory multiconjugate adaptive optics experiment. The experiment is differentiated from other published work in that it has a programmable deterministic turbulence generator and an output science camera. The turbulence was generated using a dual layer turbulence emulator, and then corrected using an AO system with 2 wavefront correctors and a Shack-Hartman wavefront sensor, which processed information from five artificial guide stars. We report our results and also describe some of the problems.

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ESO Conference and Workshop Proceedings

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J. Opt. Soc. Am. A

Nature

R. Ragazzoni.�?? Adaptive-optics corrections available for the whole sky,�?? Nature, Vol. 403, 6765, 54-56 (2000).
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Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Proc. SPIE

B. Wallace, C. Bradley, H. Richardson, J. Kennedy, O. Keskin, P. Hampton, D. Robertson, L. Jolissaint, A. Hilton, �??Dual Conjugate adaptive optics testbed: progress report,�?? Proc. SPIE, 5169, 255-261 (2003).

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SPIE???s Meeting

M.Langlois, G. Moretto, T. Rimmele, �??First Multiconjugate adaptive optics system at the Dun Solar Telescope,�?? to presented at the Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation SPIE�??s Meeting, Glasgow, Scotland (2004).

G. Moretto, M. Langlois, T. Rimmele, S. Hegwer. �?? Optical Setup and Design for a Solar Multi Conjugate Adaptive Optics Experimentation at Dunn Solar Telescope/NSO,�?? to presented at the Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation SPIE�??s Meeting, Glasgow, Scotland (2004)

Other

Beyond Conventional adaptive optics. Ed. E. Vernet, R. Ragazzoni, S. Esposito, and N. Hubin. ESO Conference and Workshop Proceedings, 58 (2002)

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