25 August 1995 Performance measurements of generation III wavefront sensors at the Starfire Optical Range
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The adaptive optics system for the 1.5-m telescope at the Starfire Optical Range, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico has recently been upgraded. Two of the key components in the new system are improved Generation III Shack-Hartmann Wavefront Sensors (WFSs) built by Adaptive Optics Associates (AOA). The performance of the new WFSs has been measured. Measurements indicate a factor of two improvement in noise performance and less inter- subaperture pixel crosstalk resulting in improved closed loop stability. System design and performance measurements are presented.
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Timothy L. Pennington, Timothy L. Pennington, David W. Swindle, David W. Swindle, Michael D. Oliker, Michael D. Oliker, Brent L. Ellerbroek, Brent L. Ellerbroek, James M. Spinhirne, James M. Spinhirne, } "Performance measurements of generation III wavefront sensors at the Starfire Optical Range", Proc. SPIE 2534, Adaptive Optical Systems and Applications, (25 August 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.217750; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.217750
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