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26 July 2016 Evolutionary timescales of AO-produced speckles at NIR wavelengths
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We present measurements of the evolutionary timescales of speckles around adaptive optics-corrected PSFs. We placed a SELEX SAPHIRA HgCdTe detector behind the SCExAO instrument at Subaru Telescope. We analyzed the behavior of speckles at radial distances of 2-8 λ/D away from the diffraction-limited PSF in H-band (∼1.6μm) images collected at ∼1 kHz framerates. Speckles evolve with a variety of timescales, and these have not previously been studied at near-infrared wavelengths. Ultimately we would like to image reflected-light exoplanets, which necessitates a fast speckle control loop. Based on our measurements, we calculate the parameters of an optimized control loop that would enable such observations.
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Sean B. Goebel, Olivier Guyon, Donald N. B. Hall, Nemanja Jovanovic, and Dani E. Atkinson "Evolutionary timescales of AO-produced speckles at NIR wavelengths", Proc. SPIE 9909, Adaptive Optics Systems V, 990918 (26 July 2016);

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