We present results of the isoplanatic performance of an astronomical adaptive optics system in the laboratory, by using a dual layer turbulence simulator. We describe how the performance of adaptive correction degrades with off-axis angle. These experiments demonstrate that it is now possible to produce quantifiable multi-layer turbulence in the laboratory as a precursor to constructing multi-conjugate adaptive optics. (C) 2000 Optical Society of America.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics