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Aperture masking behind AO systems

Ireland, Michael

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Sparse Aperture-Mask Interferometry (SAM or NRM) behind Adaptive Optics (AO) has now come of age, with more than a dozen astronomy papers published from several 5-10m class telescopes around the world. I will describe the reasons behind its success in achieving relatively high contrasts (1000:1 at lambda/D) and repeatable binary astronomy at the diffraction limit, even when used behind laser-guide star adaptive optics. Placed within the context of AO calibration, the information in an image can...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/67199
Source: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
DOI: 10.1117/12.926763

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