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27 July 2016 The progress of TMT Laser Guide Star Facility
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The Laser Guide Star Facility (LGSF) is responsible for generating the artificial laser guide stars required by the TMT Laser Guide Star (LGS) AO systems. The LGSF uses multiple sodium lasers to generate and project several LGS asterisms from a laser launch telescope located behind the TMT secondary mirror. The LGSF includes 3 main subsystems: (1) the laser system, (2) the beam transfer optics (BTO) system, (3) the associated laser safety system. At present, the LGSF is in the preliminary design phase. During this phase, the laser launch telescope trade study, Beam transfer optical path trade study are compared carefully, and some critical components prototypes have been carried out to verify the requirements, such as the polarization status control and test, the Fast Steer Mirror (FSM) prototype test.
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Min Li, Kai Wei, Jinlong Tang, Changchun Jiang, Muwen Fan, Feng Chen, Daoman Rui, Xiqi Li, Corinne Boyer, Lianqi Wang, Brent Ellerbroek, Hao Xian, Changhui Rao, and Yudong Zhang "The progress of TMT Laser Guide Star Facility", Proc. SPIE 9909, Adaptive Optics Systems V, 99095Q (27 July 2016); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2231987
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