SOUL: The Single conjugated adaptive Optics Upgrade for LBT

E. Pinna, S. Esposito, Philip M Hinz, G. Agapito, M. Bonaglia, A. Puglisi, M. Xompero, A. Riccardi, R. Briguglio, C. Arcidiacono, L. Carbonaro, L. Fini, M. Montoya, O. Durney

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Abstract

We present here SOUL: The Single conjugated adaptive Optics Upgrade for LBT. Soul will upgrade the wavefront sensors replacing the existing CCD detector with an EMCCD camera and the rest of the system in order to enable the closed loop operations at a faster cycle rate and with higher number of slopes. Thanks to reduced noise, higher number of pixel and framerate, we expect a gain (for a given SR) around 1.5-2 magnitudes at all wavelengths in the range 7.5 <mR <18. The correction at short wavelength will be greatly improved (SR>70% in I-band and 0.6asec seeing) and the sky coverage will be multiplied by a factor 5 at all galactic latitudes. Upgrading the SCAO systems at all the 4 focal stations, SOUL will provide these benefits in 2017 to the LBTI interferometer and in 2018 to the 2 LUCI NIR spectro-imagers. In the same year the SOUL correction will be exploited also by the new generation of LBT instruments: V-SHARK, SHARK-NIR and iLocater.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdaptive Optics Systems V
PublisherSPIE
Volume9909
ISBN (Electronic)9781510601970
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
EventAdaptive Optics Systems V - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 26 2016Jul 1 2016

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OtherAdaptive Optics Systems V
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period6/26/167/1/16

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Adaptive optics
Adaptive Optics
Wavefronts
adaptive optics
Charge coupled devices
Image sensors
Interferometers
sky
charge coupled devices
interferometers
stations
EMCCD
Pixels
Cameras
pixels
cameras
slopes
Detectors
Wavelength

Keywords

  • Adaptive Secondary
  • EXAO
  • Large Binocular Telescope
  • Pyramid WFS
  • SCAO

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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Pinna, E., Esposito, S., Hinz, P. M., Agapito, G., Bonaglia, M., Puglisi, A., ... Durney, O. (2016). SOUL: The Single conjugated adaptive Optics Upgrade for LBT. In Adaptive Optics Systems V (Vol. 9909). [99093V] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2234444

SOUL : The Single conjugated adaptive Optics Upgrade for LBT. / Pinna, E.; Esposito, S.; Hinz, Philip M; Agapito, G.; Bonaglia, M.; Puglisi, A.; Xompero, M.; Riccardi, A.; Briguglio, R.; Arcidiacono, C.; Carbonaro, L.; Fini, L.; Montoya, M.; Durney, O.

Adaptive Optics Systems V. Vol. 9909 SPIE, 2016. 99093V.

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

Pinna, E, Esposito, S, Hinz, PM, Agapito, G, Bonaglia, M, Puglisi, A, Xompero, M, Riccardi, A, Briguglio, R, Arcidiacono, C, Carbonaro, L, Fini, L, Montoya, M & Durney, O 2016, SOUL: The Single conjugated adaptive Optics Upgrade for LBT. in Adaptive Optics Systems V. vol. 9909, 99093V, SPIE, Adaptive Optics Systems V, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 6/26/16. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2234444
Pinna E, Esposito S, Hinz PM, Agapito G, Bonaglia M, Puglisi A et al. SOUL: The Single conjugated adaptive Optics Upgrade for LBT. In Adaptive Optics Systems V. Vol. 9909. SPIE. 2016. 99093V https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2234444
Pinna, E. ; Esposito, S. ; Hinz, Philip M ; Agapito, G. ; Bonaglia, M. ; Puglisi, A. ; Xompero, M. ; Riccardi, A. ; Briguglio, R. ; Arcidiacono, C. ; Carbonaro, L. ; Fini, L. ; Montoya, M. ; Durney, O. / SOUL : The Single conjugated adaptive Optics Upgrade for LBT. Adaptive Optics Systems V. Vol. 9909 SPIE, 2016.
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