15 July 2010 Modeling update for the Thirty Meter Telescope laser guide star dual-conjugate adaptive optics system
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Proceedings Volume 7736, Adaptive Optics Systems II; 77360W (2010); doi: 10.1117/12.858279
Event: SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation, 2010, San Diego, California, United States
Abstract
This paper describes the modeling efforts undertaken in the past couple of years to derive wavefront error (WFE) performance estimates for the Narrow Field Infrared Adaptive Optics System (NFIRAOS), which is the facility laser guide star (LGS) dual-conjugate adaptive optics (AO) system for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). The estimates describe the expected performance of NFIRAOS as a function of seeing on Mauna Kea, zenith angle, and galactic latitude (GL). They have been developed through a combination of integrated AO simulations, side analyses, allocations, lab and lidar experiments.
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Luc Gilles, Lianqi Wang, Brent Ellerbroek, "Modeling update for the Thirty Meter Telescope laser guide star dual-conjugate adaptive optics system", Proc. SPIE 7736, Adaptive Optics Systems II, 77360W (15 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.858279; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.858279
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Adaptive optics

Device simulation

Wavefronts

Turbulence

Point spread functions

Stars

Thirty Meter Telescope

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