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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 7 — Mar. 26, 2012
  • pp: 8078–8092

Calibrating the interaction matrix for the LINC-NIRVANA high layer wavefront sensor

Xianyu Zhang, Carmelo Arcidiacono, Albert R. Conrad, Thomas M. Herbst, Wolfgang Gaessler, Thomas Bertram, Roberto Ragazzoni, Laura Schreiber, Emiliano Diolaiti, Martin Kuerster, Peter Bizenberger, Daniel Meschke, Hans-Walter Rix, Changhui Rao, Lars Mohr, Florian Briegel, Frank Kittmann, Juergen Berwein, and Jan Trowitzsch  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 7, pp. 8078-8092 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.008078


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Abstract

LINC-NIRVANA is a near-infrared Fizeau interferometric imager that will operate at the Large Binocular Telescope. In preparation for the commissioning of this instrument, we conducted experiments for calibrating the high-layer wavefront sensor of the layer-oriented multi-conjugate adaptive optics system. For calibrating the multi-pyramid wavefront sensor, four light sources were used to simulate guide stars. Using this setup, we developed the push-pull method for calibrating the interaction matrix. The benefits of this method over the traditional push-only method are quantified, and also the effects of varying the number of push-pull frames over which aberrations are averaged is reported. Finally, we discuss a method for measuring mis-conjugation between the deformable mirror and the wavefront sensor, and the proper positioning of the wavefront sensor detector with respect to the four pupil positions.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(010.7350) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Wave-front sensing
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(120.0280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Remote sensing and sensors
(120.4640) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical instruments
(280.7060) Remote sensing and sensors : Turbulence
(350.1260) Other areas of optics : Astronomical optics

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 19, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 18, 2012
Published: March 22, 2012

Citation
Xianyu Zhang, Carmelo Arcidiacono, Albert R. Conrad, Thomas M. Herbst, Wolfgang Gaessler, Thomas Bertram, Roberto Ragazzoni, Laura Schreiber, Emiliano Diolaiti, Martin Kuerster, Peter Bizenberger, Daniel Meschke, Hans-Walter Rix, Changhui Rao, Lars Mohr, Florian Briegel, Frank Kittmann, Juergen Berwein, and Jan Trowitzsch, "Calibrating the interaction matrix for the LINC-NIRVANA high layer wavefront sensor," Opt. Express 20, 8078-8092 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-7-8078


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