Adaptive optics capabilities at the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory

J. C. Christou, G. Brusa, A. Conrad, S. Esposito, T. Herbst, P. Hinz, J. M. Hill, D. L. Miller, S. Rabien, G. Rahmer, G. E. Taylor, C. Veillet, X. Zhang

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We present an overview of the current and future adaptive optics systems at the LBTO along with the current and planned science instruments they feed. All the AO systems make use of the two 672 actuator adaptive secondary mirrors. They are (1) FLAO (NGS/SCAO) feeding the LUCI NIR imagers/spectrographs; (2) LBTI/AO (NGS/SCAO) feeding the NIR/MIR imagers and LBTI beam combiner; (3) the ARGOS LGS GLAO system feeding LUCIs; and (4) LINC-NIRVANA-an NGS/MCAO imager and interferometer system. AO performance of the current systems is presented along with proposed performances for the newer systems taking into account the future instrumentation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdaptive Optics Systems V
EditorsEnrico Marchetti, Jean-Pierre Veran, Laird M. Close
ISBN (Electronic)9781510601970
StatePublished - 2016
EventAdaptive Optics Systems V - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 26 2016Jul 1 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


OtherAdaptive Optics Systems V
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Adaptive Optics
  • Ground Layer Adaptive Optics
  • Interferometry
  • Laser Guide Star
  • Laser Guide Stars
  • MIR Extreme Adaptive Optics
  • Multiple Conjugate Adaptive Optics
  • NIR
  • Natural Guide Star
  • Single Conjugate Adaptive Optics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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