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13 September 2012 TMT adaptive optics program status report
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We provide an update on the development of the first light adaptive optics systems for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) over the past two years. The first light AO facility for TMT consists of the Narrow Field Infra-Red AO System (NFIRAOS) and the associated Laser Guide Star Facility (LGSF). This order 60 × 60 laser guide star (LGS) multi-conjugate AO (MCAO) architecture will provide uniform, diffraction-limited performance in the J, H, and K bands over 17-30 arc sec diameter fields with 50 per cent sky coverage at the galactic pole, as is required to support TMT science cases. Both NFIRAOS and the LGSF have successfully completed design reviews during the last twelve months. We also report on recent progress in AO component prototyping, control algorithm development, and system performance analysis.
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