11 July 2018 The adaptive optics lucky imager (AOLI): presentation, commissioning, and AIV innovations
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Here we present the Adaptive Optics Lucky Imager (AOLI), a state-of-the-art instrument which makes use of two well proved techniques, Lucky Imaging (LI) and Adaptive Optics (AO), to deliver diffraction limited imaging at visible wavelengths, 20 mas, from ground-based telescopes. Thanks to its revolutionary TP3-WFS, AOLI shall have the capability of using faint reference stars. In the extremely-big telescopes era, the combination of techniques and the development of new WFS systems seems the clue key for success. We give details of the integration and verification phases explaining the defiance that we have faced and the innovative and versatile solutions for each of its subsystems that we have developed, providing also very fresh results after its first fully-working observing run at the William Herschel Telescope (WHT).
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Sergio Velasco, Carlos Colodro-Conde, Roberto L. López, Alejandro Oscoz, Lucas Labadie, Yolanda Martín-Hernando, Antonio Pérez Garrido, Craig MacKay, and Rafael Rebolo "The adaptive optics lucky imager (AOLI): presentation, commissioning, and AIV innovations", Proc. SPIE 10703, Adaptive Optics Systems VI, 1070361 (11 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2311982; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2311982
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