Translator Disclaimer
15 February 2018 Adaptive optics on small astronomical telescope with multi-actuator adaptive lens
Author Affiliations +
Adaptive Optics (AO) is a key technology for ground-based astronomical telescopes, allowing to overcome the limits imposed by atmospheric turbulence and obtain high resolution images. This technique however, has not been developed for small size telescopes, because of its high cost and complexity. We realized an AO system based on a Multi-actuator Adaptive Lens and a Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor (WFS), allowing for a great compactness and simplification of the optical design. The system was integrated on a 11” telescope and controlled by a consumer-grade laptop allowing to perform Closed-Loop AO correction up to 400 Hz.
Conference Presentation
© (2018) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
M. Quintavalla, J. Mocci, R. Muradore, A. J. Corso, and S. Bonora "Adaptive optics on small astronomical telescope with multi-actuator adaptive lens", Proc. SPIE 10524, Free-Space Laser Communication and Atmospheric Propagation XXX, 1052414 (15 February 2018);


Integrated adaptive optics system for small telescopes
Proceedings of SPIE (July 13 2008)
Altair interactions
Proceedings of SPIE (September 14 2004)
PAMELA progress report on a 0.5 m diam telescope...
Proceedings of SPIE (May 30 1994)
Adaptive Optics For The ESO-VLT
Proceedings of SPIE (April 12 1989)

Back to Top