11 September 1998 Laser guide star simulations for 8-m class telescopes
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We describe in this paper the development of a simulation tool for modeling any kind of adaptive optic system with laser guide star within the framework of the European network Laser Guide Star for 8-m Class Telescopes. This is intended to support investigations about laser guide stars problems line cone effect and tip-tilt determination. The different kinds of software modules to be developed are listed and the libraries already distributed among the network are described: phase screen generation, downward propagation, wavefront sensing and reconstruction. The future studies for solving the cone effect are also presented.
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Francoise Delplancke, Marcel Carbillet, Norbert N. Hubin, Simone Esposito, Francois J. Rigaut, Enrico Marchetti, Armando Riccardi, Elise Vernet-Viard, Roberto Ragazzoni, Miska Le Louarn, Luca Fini, "Laser guide star simulations for 8-m class telescopes", Proc. SPIE 3353, Adaptive Optical System Technologies, (11 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321625; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.321625
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