Adaptive optics for diffraction-limited infrared imaging with 8-m telescopes

D. G. Sandler, S. Stahl, J Roger P Angel, M. Lloyd-Hart, Donald W Mccarthy

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Abstract

It is shown that adaptive optics is likely to have a profound effect on the use of an 8-m class telescopes in the infrared. The combination of huge light grasp and sharp images provided by a large telescope working at its diffraction limit is a big advantage. The isoplanatic angle, being telescope size independent is highly resolved by big telescopes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)925-945
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision
Volume11
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1994

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Telescopes
Adaptive optics
Infrared imaging
Diffraction
Hand Strength
Infrared radiation
Light

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Adaptive optics for diffraction-limited infrared imaging with 8-m telescopes. / Sandler, D. G.; Stahl, S.; Angel, J Roger P; Lloyd-Hart, M.; Mccarthy, Donald W.

In: Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision, Vol. 11, No. 2, 02.1994, p. 925-945.

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