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TMT NFIRAOS: adaptive optics system for the Thirty Meter Telescope

Herriot, Glen and Andersen, David and Atwood, Jenny and Byrnes, Peter and Boucher, Marc-Andre and Boyer, Corrine and Caputa, Kris and Correia, Carlos and Dunn, Jennifer and Ellerbroek, Brent and Fitzsimmons, Joeleff and Gilles, Luc and Hickson, Paul and Hill, Alexis and Kerley, Dan and Pazder, John and Reshetov, Vlad and Roberts, Scott and Smith, Malcolm and Véran, Jean-Pierre and Wang, Lianqi and Wevers, Ivan (2012) TMT NFIRAOS: adaptive optics system for the Thirty Meter Telescope. In: Adaptive Optics Systems III. Proceedings of SPIE. No.8447. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 84471M. ISBN 9780819491480. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20180620-152009478

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Abstract

NFIRAOS is the first-light adaptive optics system planned for the Thirty Meter Telescope, and is being designed at the National Research Council of Canada's Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics. NFIRAOS is a laser guide star multiconjugate adaptive optics system - a practical approach to providing diffraction limited image quality in the NIR over a 30" field of view, with high sky coverage. This will enable a wide range of TMT science that depends upon the large corrected field of view and high precision astrometry and photometry. We review recent progress developing the design and conducting performance estimates for NFIRAOS.


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Additional Information:© 2012 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). The TMT Project gratefully acknowledges the support of the TMT collaborating institutions. They are the Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy (ACURA), the California Institute of Technology, the University of California, the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, the National Astronomical Observatories of China and their consortium partners, and the Department of Science and Technology of India and their supported institutes. This work was supported as well by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, the National Research Council of Canada, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the British Columbia Knowledge Development Fund, the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) and the U.S. National Science Foundation.
Group:Thirty Meter Telescope
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Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy (ACURA)UNSPECIFIED
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University of CaliforniaUNSPECIFIED
National Astronomical Observatory of JapanUNSPECIFIED
National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC)UNSPECIFIED
Department of Science and Technology (India)UNSPECIFIED
Gordon and Betty Moore FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Canada Foundation for InnovationUNSPECIFIED
Ontario Ministry of Research and InnovationUNSPECIFIED
National Research Council of CanadaUNSPECIFIED
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)UNSPECIFIED
British Columbia Knowledge Development FundUNSPECIFIED
Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)UNSPECIFIED
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Subject Keywords:TMT, NFIRAOS, Adaptive Optics
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Official Citation:Glen Herriot, David Andersen, Jenny Atwood, Peter Byrnes, Marc-André Boucher, Corinne Boyer, Kris Caputa, Carlos Correia, Jennifer Dunn, Brent Ellerbroek, Joeleff Fitzsimmons, Luc Gilles, Paul Hickson, Alexis Hill, Dan Kerley, John Pazder, Vlad Reshetov, Scott Roberts, Malcolm Smith, Jean-Pierre Véran, Lianqi Wang, Ivan Wevers, "TMT NFIRAOS: adaptive optics system for the Thirty Meter Telescope", Proc. SPIE 8447, Adaptive Optics Systems III, 84471M (13 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925087; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.925087
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