23 September 2009 A portable solar adaptive optics system
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We are developing a portable adaptive optics system for solar telescopes. The adaptive optics has a small physical size and is optimized for diffraction-limited imaging in the 1.0 ~ 5.0-μm infrared wavelength range for 1.5-m class solar telescopes. By replacing a few optical components, it can be used with a solar telescope of any aperture size that is currently available. The software is developed by LabVIEW. LabVIEW's block diagram based programming makes it suitable for rapid development of a prototype system. The portable adaptive optics will be used with a 1.5-meter solar telescope for high-resolution magnetic field investigation in the infrared. We discuss the design philosophy for such a portable, low-cost, and high-performance system. Estimated performances are also presented.
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Deqing Ren, Matt Penn, Haimin Wang, Gary Chapman, Claude Plymate, "A portable solar adaptive optics system", Proc. SPIE 7438, Solar Physics and Space Weather Instrumentation III, 74380P (23 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.824457; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.824457
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