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11 April 1988 Prototype Of An Adaptive Optical System For Astronomical Observation
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Proceedings Volume 0860, Real-Time Image Processing: Concepts and Technologies; (1988) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.943379
Event: 1987 Symposium on the Technologies for Optoelectronics, 1987, Cannes, France
Abstract
High resolution imaging in ground-based astronomy is limited by the wave front degradation through the turbulent atmosphere. Adaptive optics offers the possibility to overcome these limitations. It employs a real-time phase compensation with a phase shifting optical element, which is usually a deformable mirror. The information for the control of the mirror surface is gained from a wavefront sensor. Thispaper describes an adaptive optics prototype for infrared imaging using a visible wavefront sensor and its expected performances in astronomy.
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Pierre Kern, Fritz Merkle, Jean Paul Gaffard, Gerard Rousset, Jean Claude Fontanella, and Pierre Lena "Prototype Of An Adaptive Optical System For Astronomical Observation", Proc. SPIE 0860, Real-Time Image Processing: Concepts and Technologies, (11 April 1988); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.943379
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