Adaptive optics for fiber-fed interferometers

Michael Hart, Thomas Stalcup, Olivier Durney, Nicholas Emerson, Keith Powell, Michael Ward, Greg Feller, Rick Kendrick, James Mason, Matthew Bold, Larry Dewell, Tracy Kubo

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Abstract

Optical interferometry is a cost-effective means to extend the resolving power of astronomical instruments. Typically, the light from separate small and movable telescopes is brought through vacuum pipes to a central beam combiner. We are developing a new generation of AO systems to enhance the performance of interferometers in which the vacuum lines are replaced with optical fibers. The AO, included on each of the telescopes, concentrates light on the fiber inputs to achieve the greatest optical throughput. We describe the design approach to the AO systems, how their requirements differ from those of a traditional system, and how the addition of AO enables further enhancements to the design of optical interferometers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number87250U
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8725
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 12 2013
Event2013 Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications V Conference - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Apr 29 2013May 3 2013

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Keywords

  • Adaptive optics
  • Interferometry

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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Adaptive optics for fiber-fed interferometers. / Hart, Michael; Stalcup, Thomas; Durney, Olivier; Emerson, Nicholas; Powell, Keith; Ward, Michael; Feller, Greg; Kendrick, Rick; Mason, James; Bold, Matthew; Dewell, Larry; Kubo, Tracy.

In: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 8725, 87250U, 12.08.2013.

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Hart, M, Stalcup, T, Durney, O, Emerson, N, Powell, K, Ward, M, Feller, G, Kendrick, R, Mason, J, Bold, M, Dewell, L & Kubo, T 2013, 'Adaptive optics for fiber-fed interferometers', Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 8725, 87250U. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2018046
Hart, Michael ; Stalcup, Thomas ; Durney, Olivier ; Emerson, Nicholas ; Powell, Keith ; Ward, Michael ; Feller, Greg ; Kendrick, Rick ; Mason, James ; Bold, Matthew ; Dewell, Larry ; Kubo, Tracy. / Adaptive optics for fiber-fed interferometers. In: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. 2013 ; Vol. 8725.
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