25 October 2004 Modeling and analysis of XAO systems: application to VLT-Planet Finder
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A end-to-end model of an Extreme Adaptive Optics system developed is the framework of the project VLT-PF is presented. The different components are exposed with their specificities. Several AO and XAO issues are discussed like scintillation, vibration and calibration effects among others. A full simulation of an XAO system coupled to a coronagraph and designed to detect faint companion in the vicinity of a bright star is shown.
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Rodolphe Conan, Thierry Fusco, Gerard Rousset, David Mouillet, Jean-Luc Beuzit, Amandine Blanc, Magali Nicolle, and Cyril Petit "Modeling and analysis of XAO systems: application to VLT-Planet Finder", Proc. SPIE 5490, Advancements in Adaptive Optics, (25 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.550396; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.550396
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