1 July 1990 VLT interferometer: IV. The utility of partial adaptive optics
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The application of full adaptive optics to astronomical telescopes in the foreseeable future is likely to be limited to infrared wavelengths greater than 1 micron both because of the limited number of bright enough wavefront sensing objects at visible wavelengths and because of the complexity and expense of making an adaptive optics system for large telescopes with the large number of elements required at visible wavelengths. Adaptive optics designed for infrared wavelengths do, however, improve the image quality at wavelengths shorter than the design wavelength, thus improving the sensitivity of interferometric imaging at those wavelengths.
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Jacques Maurice Beckers, Jacques Maurice Beckers, } "VLT interferometer: IV. The utility of partial adaptive optics", Proc. SPIE 1236, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes IV, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19195; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.19195


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