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Title: Technologies for astronomical wide-field adaptive optics
Author: Guzman, Christian Dani
ISNI:       0000 0004 2699 2335
Awarding Body: Durham University
Current Institution: Durham University
Date of Award: 2010
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Adaptive Optics (AO) can greatly enhance the resolution of astronomical images, achieving close to diffraction-limited performance in the near infrared; however there are a number of areas where significant improvements can be made, one of them being the very limited field of view that current AO systems can achieve. ‘Wide-field AO’ encompasses those techniques devised to widen the corrected field of view, from a few tens of arcseconds in ‘classical AO’ systems to several arcminutes in Multi-Object AO (MOAO). This thesis researches some topics within ‘wide-field AO’ for astronomy, concentrating its experimental work in some of the key technologies required to implement MOAO: open-loop models to run deformable mirrors (DM) in a MOAO system and a ‘Figure Sensor’ to measure the shape of a DM with required accuracy and at high-speed, in order to incorporate it into the AO control system.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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