14 July 2010 Calibration strategy and optics for ARGOS at the LBT
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Effective calibration procedures play an important role for the efficiency and performance of astronomical instrumentation. We report on the calibration scheme for ARGOS, the Laser Guide Star (LGS) facility at the LBT. An artificial light source is used to feign the real laser beacons and perform extensive testing of the system, independent of the time of day and weather conditions, thereby greatly enhancing the time available for engineering. Fibre optics and computer generated holograms (CGHs) are used to generate the necessary wavefront. We present the optomechanical design, and discuss the expected accuracy, as well as tolerances in assembly and alignment.
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Christian Schwab, Christian Schwab, Diethard Peter, Diethard Peter, Simon Aigner, Simon Aigner, } "Calibration strategy and optics for ARGOS at the LBT", Proc. SPIE 7736, Adaptive Optics Systems II, 773630 (14 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857231; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857231
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