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Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 6, 2007
ISBN: 1557528349
Poster Session II (JWA)

Development of a Sodium Laser Guide Star for Astronomical Adaptive Optics Systems

Thomas P. Rutten, Peter J. Veitch, and Jesper Munch

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We describe a new laser design for a 50 W laser guide star source, suitable for large aperture telescopes employing multi conjugate adaptive optics systems. Design verification experiments will be presented showing bandwidth control and progress towards power scaling.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

T. P. Rutten, P. J. Veitch, and J. Munch, "Development of a Sodium Laser Guide Star for Astronomical Adaptive Optics Systems," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper JWA92.

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