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11 September 1998 Design and performance of a laser guide star system for the Keck II telescope
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A laser system to generate sodium-layer guide stars has been designed, built and delivered to the Keck Observatory in Hawaii. The system uses frequency doubled YAG lasers to pump liquid dye lasers and produces 20 W of average power. The design and performance result of this laser system are presented.
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Herbert W. Friedman, Jeffrey B. Cooke, Pamela M. Danforth, Gaylen V. Erbert, Mark Feldman, Donald T. Gavel, Sherman L. Jenkins, Holger E. Jones, Vernon Keith Kanz, Thomas C. Kuklo, Michael J. Newman, Edward L. Pierce, Robert W. Presta, J. Thaddeus Salmon, Gary R. Thompson, and Jen Nan Wong "Design and performance of a laser guide star system for the Keck II telescope", Proc. SPIE 3353, Adaptive Optical System Technologies, (11 September 1998); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.321681
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