10 July 2008 The Gemini MCAO infrastructure: laser service enclosure and support structure
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Abstract
The Laser Service Enclosure (LSE) is an environmentally controlled ISO 7 clean room designed to house, protect and provide environmental control for the Gemini South multi-conjugate adaptive optics laser system. The LSE is 8.0 meters long, 2.5 meters wide and 2.5 meters high with a mass of approximately 5,100 kg. The LSE shall reside on a new telescope Nasmyth platform named the Support Structure (SS). The SS is a three-dimensional beam and frame structure designed to support the LSE and laser system under all loading conditions. This paper will review the system requirements and describe the system hardware including optical, environmental, structural and operational issues as well as the anticipated impact the system will have on the current telescope performance.
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Charles P. Cavedoni, Charles P. Cavedoni, S. Bombino, S. Bombino, M. Sheehan, M. Sheehan, S. Karewicz, S. Karewicz, S. Hardash, S. Hardash, G. Perez, G. Perez, P. Collins, P. Collins, C. d'Orgeville, C. d'Orgeville, M. Boccas, M. Boccas, D. Maltes, D. Maltes, G. Gausachs, G. Gausachs, R. Rogers, R. Rogers, } "The Gemini MCAO infrastructure: laser service enclosure and support structure", Proc. SPIE 7012, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes II, 70122Y (10 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788926; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.788926
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