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10 July 2018 Commissioning multi-conjugate adaptive optics with LINC-NIRVANA on LBT
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This paper reports on early commissioning of LINC-NIRVANA (LN), an innovative Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics (MCAO) system for the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT). LN uses two, parallel MCAO systems, each of which corrects turbulence at two atmospheric layers, to deliver near diffraction-limited imagery over a two-arcminute field of view. We summarize LN’s approach to MCAO and give an update on commissioning, including the achievement of First Light in April 2018. This is followed by a discussion of challenges that arise from our particular type of MCAO and the solutions implemented. We conclude with a brief look forward to the remainder of commissioning and future upgrades.
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T. M. Herbst, Kalyan K. R. Santhakumari, Micah Klettke, Carmelo Arcidiacono, Maria Bergomi, Thomas Bertram, Jürgen Berwein, Peter Bizenberger, Florian Briegel, Jacopo Farinato, Luca Marafatto, Richard Mathar, Rosalie McGurk, Roberto Ragazzoni, and Valentina Viotto "Commissioning multi-conjugate adaptive optics with LINC-NIRVANA on LBT ", Proc. SPIE 10703, Adaptive Optics Systems VI, 107030B (10 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2313421; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2313421
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