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EEV CCD39 wavefront sensor cameras for AO and interferometry

DuVarney, Ray and Bleau, Charles and Motter, Garry and Shaklan, Stuart and Kuhnert, Andreas and Brack, Gary and Palmer, Dean and Troy, Mitch and Kieu, Thangh and Dekany, Rich (2000) EEV CCD39 wavefront sensor cameras for AO and interferometry. In: Adaptive Optical Systems Technology. Proceedings of SPIE. No.4007. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 481-492. ISBN 9780819436320.

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SciMeasure, in collaboration with Emory University and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), has developed an extremely versatile CCD controller for use in adaptive optics, optical interferometry, and other applications requiring high-speed readout rates and/or low read noise. The overall architecture of this controller system will be discussed and its performance using both EEV CCD39 and MIT/LL CCID-19 detectors will be presented. Initially developed for adaptive optics applications, this controller is used in the Palomar Adaptive Optics program (PALAO), the AO system developed by JPL for the 200' Hale telescope at Palomar Mountain. An overview of the PALAO system is discussed and diffraction-limited science results will be shown. Recently modified under NASA SBIR Phase II funding for use in the Space Interferometry Mission testbeds, this controller is currently in use on the Micro- Arcsecond Metrology testbed at JPL. Details of a new vacuum- compatible remote CCD enclosure and specialized readout sequence programming will also be presented.

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Additional Information:© 2000 Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). We would like to thank Horace Dale of the Physics Department of Emory University for producing all the custom machined parts for this project, and in particular the vacuum-compatible remote head. We would also like to thank Betty Motter for her diligent work in assembling the many circuit boards involved. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of NASA through SBIR contracts NAS8-97195 and NAS8-98081. Part of the research described in this manuscript was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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Subject Keywords:adaptive optics, CCD, CCD controller, interferometry, PALAO, SIM, wavefront sensor, WFS
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Issue or Number:4007
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Official Citation:Raymond C. DuVarney, Charles A. Bleau, Garry T. Motter, Stuart B. Shaklan, Andreas C. Kuhnert, Gary L. Brack, Dean L. Palmer, Mitchell Troy, Thangh Kieu, Richard G. Dekany, "EEV CCD39 wavefront sensor cameras for AO and interferometry," Proc. SPIE 4007, Adaptive Optical Systems Technology, (7 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390324
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