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A tomographic algorithm to determine tip-tilt information from laser guide stars

Reeves, A.P.; Morris, T.J.; Myers, R.M.; Bharmal, N.A.; Osborn, J.

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A.P. Reeves

R.M. Myers

N.A. Bharmal



Abstract

Laser Guide Stars (LGS) have greatly increased the sky-coverage of Adaptive Optics (AO) systems. Due to the up-link turbulence experienced by LGSs, a Natural Guide Star (NGS) is still required, preventing full sky-coverage. We present a method of obtaining partial tip-tilt information from LGSs alone in multi-LGS tomographic LGS AO systems. The method of LGS up-link tip-tilt determination is derived using a geometric approach, then an alteration to the Learn and Apply algorithm for tomographic AO is made to accommodate up-link tip-tilt. Simulation results are presented, verifying that the technique shows good performance in correcting high altitude tip-tilt, but not that from low altitudes. We suggest that the method is combined with multiple far off-axis tip-tilt NGSs to provide gains in performance and sky-coverage over current tomographic AO systems.

Citation

Reeves, A., Morris, T., Myers, R., Bharmal, N., & Osborn, J. (2016). A tomographic algorithm to determine tip-tilt information from laser guide stars. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 459(1), 333-341. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stw622

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 11, 2016
Online Publication Date Mar 15, 2016
Publication Date Jun 11, 2016
Deposit Date Mar 14, 2016
Publicly Available Date Mar 16, 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 1
Pages 333-341
DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stw622
Keywords reeves laser tomography

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