Dual-conjugate wavefront generation for adaptive optics

Thu Lan Kelly, David F. Buscher, Paul Clark, Colin N. Dunlop, Gordon D. Love, Richard M. Myers, Ray M. Sharples, Andrew Zadrozny

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)368-374
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Express
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished or Issued - Nov 2000
Externally publishedYes

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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