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 (OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781557528780
DOIs
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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    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 (OSA). https://doi.org/10.1364/aopt.2009.aotua3