15 July 2008 Performance of Monte-Carlo simulation of adaptive optics systems of the EAGLE multi-IFU instrument for E-ELT
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A method that has been followed to produce performance estimates for the adaptive optics (AO) aspect of the EAGLE instrument proposed for the European Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) (E-ELT) using Durham Monte-Carlo simulation code is presented. These simulations encompass a wide range of possible configurations for EAGLE, including multi-object adaptive optics (MOAO), segmented multi-conjugate adaptive optics (MCAO) and other more novel techniques. Particular emphasis is placed on the techniques used to enable a good simulation turn-around rate, allowing the large parameter space associated with optimising high performance AO systems to be explored. Performance estimate results for some AO system configurations are also provided.
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Alastair G. Basden, Timothy Butterley, Mark A. Harrison, Timothy J. Morris, Richard M. Myers, Richard W. Wilson, Eddy Younger, Thierry Fusco, Brice Le Roux, Benoit Neichel, "Performance of Monte-Carlo simulation of adaptive optics systems of the EAGLE multi-IFU instrument for E-ELT", Proc. SPIE 7015, Adaptive Optics Systems, 70156Y (15 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789276; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.789276
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