6.5-m MMT infrared adaptive optics system

detailed design and progress report

David G. Sandler, Michael Lloyd-Hart, Ty Martinez, Peter M. Gray, J Roger P Angel, Todd K. Barrett, Donald G. Bruns, Steven M. Stahl

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Abstract

We present an overview of the new adaptive system under development for the conversion of the Multiple Mirror Telescope (MMT) to a 6.5 m continuous primary mirror. The system is optimized for diffraction-limited imaging from 1.6 to 2.2 micrometer wavelength, using an adaptive secondary mirror which directly feeds an infrared science detector at f/15 Cassegrain focus. Nearly full sky coverage will be obtained using a low-power, continuous wave (cw) sodium laser beacon to sense high-order wavefront errors, with image motion sensing using a quadrant detector sensitive to infrared field star photons in the 1.2 - 1.6 micrometer band. Components are currently under development, so that the adaptive instrument can be integrated with the new 6.5 m telescope soon after first light.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsRobert K. Tyson, Robert Q. Fugate
Pages372-377
Number of pages6
Volume2534
StatePublished - 1995
EventAdaptive Optical Systems and Applications - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Jul 10 1995Jul 11 1995

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OtherAdaptive Optical Systems and Applications
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period7/10/957/11/95

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infrared telescopes
Adaptive optics
adaptive optics
Telescopes
systems engineering
Mirrors
mirrors
Infrared radiation
micrometers
telescopes
Detectors
beacons
star distribution
quadrants
detectors
Adaptive systems
Wavefronts
Stars
continuous radiation
sky

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Sandler, D. G., Lloyd-Hart, M., Martinez, T., Gray, P. M., Angel, J. R. P., Barrett, T. K., ... Stahl, S. M. (1995). 6.5-m MMT infrared adaptive optics system: detailed design and progress report. In R. K. Tyson, & R. Q. Fugate (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 2534, pp. 372-377)

6.5-m MMT infrared adaptive optics system : detailed design and progress report. / Sandler, David G.; Lloyd-Hart, Michael; Martinez, Ty; Gray, Peter M.; Angel, J Roger P; Barrett, Todd K.; Bruns, Donald G.; Stahl, Steven M.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / Robert K. Tyson; Robert Q. Fugate. Vol. 2534 1995. p. 372-377.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Sandler, DG, Lloyd-Hart, M, Martinez, T, Gray, PM, Angel, JRP, Barrett, TK, Bruns, DG & Stahl, SM 1995, 6.5-m MMT infrared adaptive optics system: detailed design and progress report. in RK Tyson & RQ Fugate (eds), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 2534, pp. 372-377, Adaptive Optical Systems and Applications, San Diego, CA, USA, 7/10/95.
Sandler DG, Lloyd-Hart M, Martinez T, Gray PM, Angel JRP, Barrett TK et al. 6.5-m MMT infrared adaptive optics system: detailed design and progress report. In Tyson RK, Fugate RQ, editors, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 2534. 1995. p. 372-377
Sandler, David G. ; Lloyd-Hart, Michael ; Martinez, Ty ; Gray, Peter M. ; Angel, J Roger P ; Barrett, Todd K. ; Bruns, Donald G. ; Stahl, Steven M. / 6.5-m MMT infrared adaptive optics system : detailed design and progress report. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / Robert K. Tyson ; Robert Q. Fugate. Vol. 2534 1995. pp. 372-377
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