In the frame of the VLT Planet-Finder project a global system study has demonstrated the feasability of an AO system for the direct detection of exoplanets. The main results of this design study are presented.
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(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(010.7350) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Wave-front sensing
T. Fusco, G. Rousset, J. L. Beuzit, R. Conan, and D. Mouillet, " AO System Design for Direct Exo-Planet Detection on the VLT," in Adaptive Optics: Analysis and Methods/Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging/Information Photonics/Signal Recovery and Synthesis Topical Meetings on CD-ROM, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper AWC2.
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