Infrared adaptive optics system for the 6.5 m MMT: System status and prototype results

Michael Lloyd-Hart, J Roger P Angel, David G. Sandler, Todd K. Barrett, Patrick C. McGuire, Troy A. Rhoadarmer, Donald G. Bruns, Stephen M. Miller, Donald W Mccarthy, Matthew Cheselka

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Abstract

The Multiple Mirror Telescope (MMT) is now being replaced by a single 6.5m telescope which will have an integral adaptive optics system optimized for near IR operation. We illustrate key results obtained with low-order adaptive optics at the MMT and report on progress on the major components of the system for the new telescope. We also give a brief update on the status of the telescope itself. First light for the adaptive system is expected in mid 1999.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Pages82-93
Number of pages12
Volume3353
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998
EventAdaptive Optical System Technologies - Kona, HI, United States
Duration: Mar 23 1998Mar 23 1998

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OtherAdaptive Optical System Technologies
CountryUnited States
CityKona, HI
Period3/23/983/23/98

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Keywords

  • Adaptive optics
  • Atmospheric turbulence
  • Laser guide stars
  • Telescopes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Lloyd-Hart, M., Angel, J. R. P., Sandler, D. G., Barrett, T. K., McGuire, P. C., Rhoadarmer, T. A., ... Cheselka, M. (1998). Infrared adaptive optics system for the 6.5 m MMT: System status and prototype results. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 3353, pp. 82-93) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.321743

Infrared adaptive optics system for the 6.5 m MMT : System status and prototype results. / Lloyd-Hart, Michael; Angel, J Roger P; Sandler, David G.; Barrett, Todd K.; McGuire, Patrick C.; Rhoadarmer, Troy A.; Bruns, Donald G.; Miller, Stephen M.; Mccarthy, Donald W; Cheselka, Matthew.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3353 1998. p. 82-93.

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

Lloyd-Hart, M, Angel, JRP, Sandler, DG, Barrett, TK, McGuire, PC, Rhoadarmer, TA, Bruns, DG, Miller, SM, Mccarthy, DW & Cheselka, M 1998, Infrared adaptive optics system for the 6.5 m MMT: System status and prototype results. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 3353, pp. 82-93, Adaptive Optical System Technologies, Kona, HI, United States, 3/23/98. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.321743
Lloyd-Hart M, Angel JRP, Sandler DG, Barrett TK, McGuire PC, Rhoadarmer TA et al. Infrared adaptive optics system for the 6.5 m MMT: System status and prototype results. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3353. 1998. p. 82-93 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.321743
Lloyd-Hart, Michael ; Angel, J Roger P ; Sandler, David G. ; Barrett, Todd K. ; McGuire, Patrick C. ; Rhoadarmer, Troy A. ; Bruns, Donald G. ; Miller, Stephen M. ; Mccarthy, Donald W ; Cheselka, Matthew. / Infrared adaptive optics system for the 6.5 m MMT : System status and prototype results. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3353 1998. pp. 82-93
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