Design of the MagAO-X pyramid wavefront sensor

Lauren H. Schatz, Jared R. Males, Laird M. Close, Olivier Durney, Olivier Guyon, Michael Hart, Jennifer Lumbres, Kelsey Miller, Justin Knight, Alexander T. Rodack, Joseph D. Long, Kyle Van Gorkom, Madison Jean, Maggie Kautz

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Adaptive optics systems correct atmospheric turbulence in real time. Most adaptive optics systems used routinely correct in the near infrared, at wavelengths greater than 1 μm. MagAO-X is a new extreme adaptive optics (ExAO) instrument that will offer corrections at visible-to-near-IR wavelengths. MagAO-X will achieve Strehl ratios of >70% at Hwhen running the 2040 actuator deformable mirror at 3.6 kHz. A visible pyramid wavefront sensor (PWFS) optimized for sensing at 600-1000 nm wavelengths will provide the high-order wavefront sensing on MagAO-X.We present the optical design and predicted performance of the MagAO-X pyramid wavefront sensor.1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Jul 11 2018

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