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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 17 — Aug. 21, 2006
  • pp: 7535–7540

Quasi-static aberrations induced by laser guide stars in adaptive optics

Marcos A. van Dam, Antonin H. Bouchez, David Le Mignant, and Peter L. Wizinowich  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 17, pp. 7535-7540 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.007535


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Abstract

Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics (LGS AO) systems use the return from an artificial guide star to measure the wavefront aberrations in the direction of the science object. We observe quasi-static differences between the measured wavefront and the wavefront aberration of the science object. This paper quantifies and explains the source of the difference between the wavefronts measured using an LGS and a natural guide star at the W. M. Keck Observatory, which can be as high as 1000 nm RMS.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(010.7350) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Wave-front sensing

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Adaptive Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 2, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 11, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 11, 2006
Published: August 21, 2006

Citation
Marcos A. van Dam, Antonin H. Bouchez, David Le Mignant, and Peter L. Wizinowich, "Quasi-static aberrations induced by laser guide stars in adaptive optics," Opt. Express 14, 7535-7540 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-17-7535


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