14 July 2010 Modeling the adaptive optics systems on the Giant Magellan Telescope
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Modeling adaptive optics (AO) systems is crucial to understanding their performance and a key aid in their design. The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) is planning three AO modes at first light: natural guide star AO, ground-layer AO and laser tomography AO. This paper describes how a modified version of YAO, an open-source general-purpose AO simulation tool written in Yorick, is used to simulate the GMT AO modes. The simulation tool was used to determine the piston segment error for the GMT. In addition, we present a comparison of different turbulence simulation approaches.
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Marcos A. van Dam, Marcos A. van Dam, Philip M. Hinz, Philip M. Hinz, Johanan L. Codona, Johanan L. Codona, Michael Hart, Michael Hart, Aurea Garcia-Rissmann, Aurea Garcia-Rissmann, Matt W. Johns, Matt W. Johns, Stephen A. Shectman, Stephen A. Shectman, Antonin H. Bouchez, Antonin H. Bouchez, Brian A. McLeod, Brian A. McLeod, Francois Rigaut, Francois Rigaut, } "Modeling the adaptive optics systems on the Giant Magellan Telescope", Proc. SPIE 7736, Adaptive Optics Systems II, 773642 (14 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856771; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.856771
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