26 July 2016 Joint MICADO-MAORY SCAO mode: specifications, prototyping, simulations and preliminary design
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Abstract
MICADO is the E-ELT first-light imager, working at the diffraction limit in the near-infrared. Multi-conjugate adaptive optics (MCAO) will be the primary AO mode of MICADO, driving the design of the instrument. It will be provided by MAORY, the E-ELT first-light AO module. MICADO will also come with a SCAO capability, jointly developed by MICADO and MAORY. SCAO will be the first AO mode to be tested at the telescope, in a phased approach of AO integration at the E-ELT.

We present in the following the MICADO-MAORY SCAO specifications, the current SCAO prototyping activities at LESIA for E-ELT scale pyramid wavefront sensor (WFS) and real-time computer (RTC), our activities on end-to-end AO simulations and the current preliminary design of SCAO subsystems. We finish by presenting the implementation and current design studies for the high-contrast imaging mode of MICADO, which will make use of the SCAO correction offered to the instrument.
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Yann Clénet, Tristan Buey, Gérard Rousset, Eric Gendron, Simone Esposito, Zoltan Hubert, Lorenzo Busoni, Mathieu Cohen, Armando Riccardi, Frédéric Chapron, Marco Bonaglia, Arnaud Sevin, Pierre Baudoz, Philippe Feautrier, Gérard Zins, Damien Gratadour, Fabrice Vidal, Fanny Chemla, Florian Ferreira, Nicolas Doucet, Sébastien Durand, Alexis Carlotti, Clément Perrot, Laura Schreiber, Matteo Lombini, Paolo Ciliegi, Emiliano Diolaiti, Josef Schubert, Richard Davies, "Joint MICADO-MAORY SCAO mode: specifications, prototyping, simulations and preliminary design", Proc. SPIE 9909, Adaptive Optics Systems V, 99090A (26 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231192; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2231192
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