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Experience with wavefront sensor and deformable mirror interfaces for wide-field adaptive optics systems

Basden, A.G.; Atkinson, D.; Bharmal, N.A.; Bitenc, U.; Brangier, M.; Buey, T.; Butterley, T.; Cano, D.; Chemla, F.; Clark, P.; Cohen, M.; Conan, J.-M.; de Cos, F.J.; Dickson, C.; Dipper, N.A.; Dunlop, C.N.; Feautrier, P.; Fusco, T.; Gach, J.L.; Gendron, E.; Geng, D.; Goodsell, S.J.; Gratadour, D.; Greenaway, A.H.; Guesalaga, A.; Guzman, C.D.; Henry, D.; Holck, D.; Hubert, Z.; Huet, J.M.; Kellerer, A.; Kulcsar, C.; Laporte, P.; Le Roux, B.; Looker, N.; Longmore, A.J.; Marteaud, M.; Martin, O.; Meimon, S.; Morel, C.; Morris, T.J.; Myers, R.M.; Osborn, J.; Perret, D.; Petit, C.; Raynaud, H.; Reeves, A.P.; Rousset, G.; Sanchez Lasheras, F.; Sanchez Rodriguez, M.; Santos, J.D.; Sevin, A.; Sivo, G.; Stadler, E.; Stobie, B.; Talbot, G.; Todd, S.; Vidal, F.; Younger, E.J.

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D. Atkinson

N.A. Bharmal

U. Bitenc

M. Brangier

T. Buey

T. Butterley

D. Cano

F. Chemla

P. Clark

M. Cohen

J.-M. Conan

F.J. de Cos

C. Dickson

N.A. Dipper

C.N. Dunlop

P. Feautrier

T. Fusco

J.L. Gach

E. Gendron

D. Geng

D. Gratadour

A.H. Greenaway

A. Guesalaga

C.D. Guzman

D. Henry

D. Holck

Z. Hubert

J.M. Huet

A. Kellerer

C. Kulcsar

P. Laporte

B. Le Roux

N. Looker

A.J. Longmore

M. Marteaud

O. Martin

S. Meimon

C. Morel

D. Perret

C. Petit

H. Raynaud

A.P. Reeves

G. Rousset

F. Sanchez Lasheras

M. Sanchez Rodriguez

J.D. Santos

A. Sevin

G. Sivo

E. Stadler

B. Stobie

G. Talbot

S. Todd

F. Vidal

E.J. Younger


Recent advances in adaptive optics (AO) have led to the implementation of wide field-of-view AO systems. A number of wide-field AO systems are also planned for the forthcoming Extremely Large Telescopes. Such systems have multiple wavefront sensors of different types, and usually multiple deformable mirrors (DMs). Here, we report on our experience integrating cameras and DMs with the real-time control systems of two wide-field AO systems. These are CANARY, which has been operating on-sky since 2010, and DRAGON, which is a laboratory AO real-time demonstrator instrument. We detail the issues and difficulties that arose, along with the solutions we developed. We also provide recommendations for consideration when developing future wide-field AO systems.


Basden, A., Atkinson, D., Bharmal, N., Bitenc, U., Brangier, M., Buey, T., …Younger, E. (2016). Experience with wavefront sensor and deformable mirror interfaces for wide-field adaptive optics systems. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 459(2), 1350-1359.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 24, 2016
Online Publication Date Mar 30, 2016
Publication Date Jun 21, 2016
Deposit Date May 4, 2016
Publicly Available Date May 6, 2016
Journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Print ISSN 0035-8711
Electronic ISSN 1365-2966
Publisher Royal Astronomical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 459
Issue 2
Pages 1350-1359


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This article has been accepted for publication in Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society ©: 2016 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

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