Atmospheric tomography with Rayleigh laser beacons for correction of wide fields and 30 m class telescopes

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Abstract

The laser beacons produced by Rayleigh scattering have the potential to correct 6-10 m class telescopes over a small field of view. The laser can give brighter beacon and information about atmospheric turbulence. Atmospheric tomography uses short pulses and the number of brighter beacons or stars increases with number of layers included in the tomographic solution. These can be used in very large telescopes as it shows the minimum reliance over natural stars for the space research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)I/-
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume4007
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
EventAdaptive Optical Systems Technology - Munich, Ger
Duration: Mar 29 2000Mar 31 2000

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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