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7 February 2003 Rayleigh guide star AO demonstrator for the 4.2-m William Herschel Telescope
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An experimental Adaptive Optics system utilizing a low-altitude Rayleigh Laser Guide Star is presented. The current status of the project is described together with plans for future work, with the ultimate goal of providing demonstration Rayleigh LGS AO science on the 4.2m William Herschel Telescope. The implementation of the demonstration system is described in detail as are the technical challenges encountered during the development of the current shared-launch based system. Other papers in this conference describe a proposal for a facility class LGS system for the WHT and the performance of the observatory's NAOMI adaptive optics system.
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Paul Clark, Nirmal Bissonauth, John W. O'Byrne, Colin N. Dunlop, Thomas Gregory, Timothy J. Morris, Richard M. Myers, Christopher D. Saunter, and Richard W. Wilson "Rayleigh guide star AO demonstrator for the 4.2-m William Herschel Telescope", Proc. SPIE 4839, Adaptive Optical System Technologies II, (7 February 2003); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.459230
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