TMT NFIRAOS: adaptive optics for the Thirty Meter Telescope

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1117/12.925087
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TypeArticle
Proceedings titleAdaptive Optics Systems III
Series titleProceedings of SPIE; Volume 8447
ConferenceAdaptive Optics Systems III, July 1-6, 2012, Amsterdam, Netherlands
ISSN0277-786X
ISBN9780819491480
Article number84471M
SubjectConducting performance; Diffraction limited; Field of views; First-light adaptive optics system; High precision; Laser guide star; Multi-conjugate adaptive optics systems; NFIRAOS; Sky coverage; Optical telescopes
AbstractNFIRAOS is the first-light adaptive optics system planned for the Thirty Meter Telescope, and is being designed at the National Research Council of Canada's Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics. NFIRAOS is a laser guide star multi-conjugate adaptive optics system - a practical approach to providing diffraction limited image quality in the NIR over a 30" field of view, with high sky coverage. This will enable a wide range of TMT science that depends upon the large corrected field of view and high precision astrometry and photometry. We review recent progress developing the design and conducting performance estimates for NFIRAOS.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada (NRC-CNRC); National Science Infrastructure
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