27 June 2006 The MPIA multipurpose laboratory atmospheric turbulence simulator MAPS
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Proceedings Volume 6272, Advances in Adaptive Optics II; 627255 (2006); doi: 10.1117/12.671362
Event: SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation, 2006, Orlando, Florida , United States
Abstract
We built an optical system that emulates the optical characteristics of an 8m-class telescope like the VLT and that contains rotating glass plates phase screens to generate realistic atmosphere-like optical turbulence. Together with an array of single mode fibers fed from white light sources to simulate various stellar configurations, we can investigate the behavior of different single or multi-conjugate adaptive optics setups. In this paper we present the characteristics of phase screens etched on glass plates surfaces obtained from Silios Technologies.
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Stefan Hippler, Felix Hormuth, Wolfgang Brandner, David J. Butler, Thomas Henning, Sebastian Egner, "The MPIA multipurpose laboratory atmospheric turbulence simulator MAPS", Proc. SPIE 6272, Advances in Adaptive Optics II, 627255 (27 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.671362; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.671362
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