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TMT adaptive optics program status report

Ellerbroek, Brent and Boyer, Corinne and Gilles, Luc and Schoeck, Matthias and Wang, Lianqi (2012) TMT adaptive optics program status report. In: Adaptive Optics Systems III. Proceedings of SPIE. No.8447. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 84471J. ISBN 9780819491480.

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We provide an update on the development of the first light adaptive optics systems for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) over the past two years. The first light AO facility for TMT consists of the Narrow Field Infra-Red AO System (NFIRAOS) and the associated Laser Guide Star Facility (LGSF). This order 60 × 60 laser guide star (LGS) multi-conjugate AO (MCAO) architecture will provide uniform, diffraction-limited performance in the J, H, and K bands over 17-30 arc sec diameter fields with 50 per cent sky coverage at the galactic pole, as is required to support TMT science cases. Both NFIRAOS and the LGSF have successfully completed design reviews during the last twelve months. We also report on recent progress in AO component prototyping, control algorithm development, and system performance analysis.

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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
University of CaliforniaUNSPECIFIED
National Astronomical Observatory of JapanUNSPECIFIED
National Astronomical Observatories of ChinaUNSPECIFIED
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
Subject Keywords:Adaptive optics programs, extremely large telescopes
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:8447
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Official Citation:Brent L. Ellerbroek, Sean M. Adkins, David R. Andersen, Jenny Atwood, Arnaud Bastard, Yong Bo, Marc-Andre Boucher, Corinne Boyer, Peter W. G. Byrnes, Kris Caputa, Shanqiu Chen, Carlos Correia, Raphael Cousty, Joeleff T. Fitzsimmons, Luc Gilles, James Gregory, Glen Herriot, Paul Hickson, Alexis Hill, John Pazder, Hubert Pagès, Thomas Pfrommer, Vladimir A. Reshetov, Scott Roberts, Jean-Christophe Sinquin, Matthias Schoeck, Malcolm Smith, Jean-Pierre Véran, Lianqi Wang, Kai Wei, Ivan Wevers, "TMT adaptive optics program status report", Proc. SPIE 8447, Adaptive Optics Systems III, 84471J (13 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.927046;
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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