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27 July 2010 Is ESO's adaptive optics facility suited for MCAO?
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As of 2013, the ESO's VLT will be equipped with the Adaptive Optics Facility for Ground Layer and Laser Tomography adaptive optics assisted imaging and spectroscopy, using a Deformable Secondary Mirror and four Laser Guide Stars. Following the successful experience of the MAD demonstrator, we initiated a speculative study to evaluate the performance gain obtained by implementing a type of Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics correction that benefits from the unique features provided by the AOF. In this paper we present the basic concept and provide a first estimation of the correction performance obtained in the near infrared.
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Enrico Marchetti, Paola Amico, Enrico Fedrigo, Andreas Glindemann, Norbert Hubin, Paolo La Penna, Miska Le Louarn, and Pierre-Yves Madec "Is ESO's adaptive optics facility suited for MCAO?", Proc. SPIE 7736, Adaptive Optics Systems II, 773635 (27 July 2010);

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