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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 7, Iss. 11 — Nov. 20, 2000
  • pp: 368–374

Dual-conjugate wavefront generation for adaptive optics

Thu-Lan Kelly, David F. Buscher, Paul Clark, Colin N. Dunlop, Gordon D. Love, Richard M. Myers, Ray M. Sharples, and Andrew Zadrozny  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 7, Issue 11, pp. 368-374 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.7.000368


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Abstract

We present results of the isoplanatic performance of an astronomical adaptive optics system in the laboratory, by using a dual layer turbulence simulator. We describe how the performance of adaptive correction degrades with off-axis angle. These experiments demonstrate that it is now possible to produce quantifiable multi-layer turbulence in the laboratory as a precursor to constructing multi-conjugate adaptive optics.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators

ToC Category:
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History
Original Manuscript: October 31, 2000
Published: November 20, 2000

Citation
Thu-Lan Kelly, David F. Buscher, Paul Clark, Colin Dunlop, Gordon Love, Richard M. Myers, Ray Sharples, and Andrew Zadrozny, "Dual-conjugate wavefront generation for adaptive optics," Opt. Express 7, 368-374 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-7-11-368


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