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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 8 — Apr. 19, 2004
  • pp: 1689–1699

Multiconjugate adaptive optics: laboratory experience

M. Langlois, C. D. Saunter, C. N. Dunlop, R.M. Myers, and G. D. Love  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 8, pp. 1689-1699 (2004)

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We present the results from a laboratory multiconjugate adaptive optics experiment. The experiment is differentiated from other published work in that it has a programmable deterministic turbulence generator and an output science camera. The turbulence was generated using a dual layer turbulence emulator, and then corrected using an AO system with 2 wavefront correctors and a Shack-Hartman wavefront sensor, which processed information from five artificial guide stars. We report our results and also describe some of the problems.

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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
(350.1260) Other areas of optics : Astronomical optics

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: February 17, 2004
Revised Manuscript: April 5, 2004
Published: April 19, 2004

M. Langlois, C. Saunter, C. Dunlop, R. Myers, and G. Love, "Multiconjugate adaptive optics: laboratory experience," Opt. Express 12, 1689-1699 (2004)

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