25 October 2004 LINC-NIRVANA: the single arm MCAO experiment
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LINC-NIRVANA is an imaging interferometer for the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) and will make use of multi-conjugated adaptive optics (MCAO) with two 349 actuators deformable mirrors (DM), two 672 actuator deformable secondary mirrors and a total of 4 wavefront sensors (WFS) by using 8 or 12 natural guide stars each. The goal of the MCAO is to increase sky coverage and achieve a medium Strehl-ratio over the 2 arcmin field of view. To test the concepts and prototypes, a laboratory setup of one MCAO arm is being built. We present the layout of the MCAO prototype, planned and accomplished tests, especially for the used Xinetics DMs, and a possible setup for a test on sky with an existing 8m class telescope.
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Sebastian E. Egner, Wolfgang Gaessler, Tom M. Herbst, Roberto Ragazzoni, Remko Stuik, D. A. Andersen, C. Arcidiacono, H. Baumeister, U. Beckmann, J. Behrend, T. Bertram, P. Bizenberger, H. Boehnhardt, E. Diolaiti, T. Driebe, A. Eckhardt, J. Farinato, M. Kuerster, W. Laun, S. Ligori, Vianak Naranjo, E. Nußbaum, H.-W. Rix, R.-R. Rohloff, Piero Salinari, R. Soci, C. Straubmeier, E. Vernet-Viard, Gerd P. Weigelt, R. Weiss, W. Xu, "LINC-NIRVANA: the single arm MCAO experiment", Proc. SPIE 5490, Advancements in Adaptive Optics, (25 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.550046; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.550046
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