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Considerations for EAGLE from Monte Carlo adaptive optics simulation

Basden, Alastair; Myers, Richard; Butterley, Timothy

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Richard Myers

Timothy Butterley


The EAGLE instrument for the European Extremely Large Telescope is a multi-object integral field unit spectrograph that uses a multi-object adaptive optics (AO) system for wavefront correction of interesting lines of sight. We present a Monte Carlo AO simulation package that has been used to model the performance of EAGLE, and provide results, including comparisons with an analytical code. These results include an investigation of the performance of compressed reconstructor representations that have the potential to significantly reduce the complexity of a real-time control system when implemented.


Basden, A., Myers, R., & Butterley, T. (2010). Considerations for EAGLE from Monte Carlo adaptive optics simulation. Applied optics, 49(31), G1-G8.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Nov 1, 2010
Deposit Date Jan 30, 2012
Publicly Available Date Jan 8, 2013
Journal Applied Optics
Print ISSN 0003-6935
Publisher The Optical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 49
Issue 31
Pages G1-G8


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