Laboratory adaptive optics system for testing the wave front sensor for the new MMT

T. A. Rhoadarmer, P. C. McGuire, J. M. Hughes, M. Lloyd-Hart, J. R.P. Angel, S. Schaller, M. A. Kenworthy

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A laboratory adaptive optics system has been built for testing the wave front sensor hardware and software for the new Multiple Mirror Telescope adaptive optics system. The system will also allow different wave front reconstruction and prediction schemes to be examined. The laboratory system contains a silicon micromachined adaptive mirror with 37 electro-static actuators as well as a novel approach for generating atmospheric turbulence. The design and initial testing of the system are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-173
Number of pages13
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 Adaptive Optics Systems and Technology - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: Jul 21 1999Jul 22 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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