22 July 2010 Modeling adaptive optics for the segmented aperture of the GMT
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We present expected performance for the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) adaptive optics system. Using a custom adaptive optics modeling code developed at the University of Arizona, we are able to simulate the various aspects of atmospheric turbulence, wavefront sensing, and adaptive correction for the specific geometry of the GMT AO system. This allows us to explore the design space of the GMT and determine the performance of the system for various adaptive optics modes, including Ground-Layer AO. We present results showing the effect of the segmented aperture on AO performance, and discuss strategies for sensing and correction with the GMT aperture.
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Russell P. Knox, Russell P. Knox, Philip M. Hinz, Philip M. Hinz, Johanan L. Codona, Johanan L. Codona, } "Modeling adaptive optics for the segmented aperture of the GMT", Proc. SPIE 7736, Adaptive Optics Systems II, 773645 (22 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857859; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857859
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