24 December 2003 Astronomical observations with the UnISIS adaptive optics system
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Science commissioning of the UnISIS adaptive optics system is underway. In addition to showing test images from this effort, two other topics are discussed. These include a progress report on our continuing effort to improve the UV throughput of the UnISIS laser guide star projection and detection system and our effort to migrate the closed-loop computation engine from OS/2 to real time Linux. The two new improvements to the UV throughput of the laser guide star system involve new high-throughput prisms for the Pockels cell switch and a plan to increase the projected laser energy using anamorphic magnification in the laser beam as it emerges from the Excimer laser.
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Laird A. Thompson, Laird A. Thompson, Scott W. Teare, Scott W. Teare, Yaoheng Xiong, Yaoheng Xiong, Robert Gruendl, Robert Gruendl, } "Astronomical observations with the UnISIS adaptive optics system", Proc. SPIE 5169, Astronomical Adaptive Optics Systems and Applications, (24 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.506565; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.506565

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