ARGOS: The LBT's laser-guided adaptive optics system

Michael Hart, Sebastian Rabien, Simone Esposito, Lorenzo Busoni

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Abstract

The Large Binocular Telescope is adding a constellation of laser guide stars to supplement the first-light natural guide star adaptive optics (AO) system. In Phase I, we rely on Rayleigh beacons to implement ground-layer AO over a 4 arcminute field. An upgrade in Phase II will see the addition of sodium lasers to provide diffraction-limited operation with wide sky coverage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdaptive Optics
Subtitle of host publicationMethods, Analysis and Applications, AO 2009
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)9781557528780
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
EventAdaptive Optics: Methods, Analysis and Applications, AO 2009 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 13 2009Oct 15 2009

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

Conference

ConferenceAdaptive Optics: Methods, Analysis and Applications, AO 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period10/13/0910/15/09

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Adaptive optics
adaptive optics
Stars
laser guide stars
beacons
Binoculars
Lasers
constellations
supplements
Telescopes
lasers
sky
Diffraction
Sodium
sodium
telescopes
stars
diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

Cite this

Hart, M., Rabien, S., Esposito, S., & Busoni, L. (2009). ARGOS: The LBT's laser-guided adaptive optics system. In Adaptive Optics: Methods, Analysis and Applications, AO 2009 (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers). Optical Society of America.

ARGOS : The LBT's laser-guided adaptive optics system. / Hart, Michael; Rabien, Sebastian; Esposito, Simone; Busoni, Lorenzo.

Adaptive Optics: Methods, Analysis and Applications, AO 2009. Optical Society of America, 2009. (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers).

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

Hart, M, Rabien, S, Esposito, S & Busoni, L 2009, ARGOS: The LBT's laser-guided adaptive optics system. in Adaptive Optics: Methods, Analysis and Applications, AO 2009. Optics InfoBase Conference Papers, Optical Society of America, Adaptive Optics: Methods, Analysis and Applications, AO 2009, San Jose, CA, United States, 10/13/09.
Hart M, Rabien S, Esposito S, Busoni L. ARGOS: The LBT's laser-guided adaptive optics system. In Adaptive Optics: Methods, Analysis and Applications, AO 2009. Optical Society of America. 2009. (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers).
Hart, Michael ; Rabien, Sebastian ; Esposito, Simone ; Busoni, Lorenzo. / ARGOS : The LBT's laser-guided adaptive optics system. Adaptive Optics: Methods, Analysis and Applications, AO 2009. Optical Society of America, 2009. (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers).
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