Dual-conjugate adaptive optics

T. L. Kelly, D. F. Buscher, P. Clark, C. N. Dunlop, G. D. Love, R. M. Myers, R. M. Sharples, A. Zadrozny

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Conventional adaptive optics systems using a single wavefront corrector suffer from limited field of view. Multi-conjugate adaptive optics use two or more correctors to improve off-axis correction. We describe an experimental system which simulates dual-layer turbulence, and present results using a single corrector showing anisoplanatic effects. Future experiments using a second corrector are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-280
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventLaser Optics 2000. Control of Laser Beam Characteristics and Nonlinear Methods for Wavefront Control - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 26 Jun 200030 Jun 2000


  • Multi-conjugate adaptive optics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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