25 October 2004 CAOS: a numerical simulation tool for astronomical adaptive optics (and beyond)
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We present recent developments of the CAOS "system", an IDL-based Problem Solving Environment (PSE) whose original aim was to define and simulate as realistically as possible the behavior of a generic adaptive optics (AO) system, from the atmospheric propagation of light, to the sensing of the wave-front aberratoins and the correction through a deformable mirror. The different developments made through the last 7 years result in a very versatile numerical tool complete of a global graphical interface (the CAOS Application Builder), and different specialized scientific packages: the original one designed for AO system simulations (the Software Package CAOS), an image reconstruction package with interferometric capabilities (the Software Package AIRY), and a more recent one being built and dedicated to multiconjugate AO (the Software Package MAOS). We present the status of the whole CAOS "system"/PSE, together with the most recent developments, including parallelization strategy considerations, examples of application, and plans for the next future.
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Marcel Carbillet, Christophe Verinaud, Mario Guarracino, Luca Fini, Olivier Lardiere, Brice Le Roux, Alfio T. Puglisi, Bruno Femenia, Armando Riccardi, Barbara Anconelli, Serge Correia, Mario Bertero, and Patrizia Boccacci "CAOS: a numerical simulation tool for astronomical adaptive optics (and beyond)", Proc. SPIE 5490, Advancements in Adaptive Optics, (25 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551552; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.551552


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