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Gemini North laser guide star system: Operations and maintenance review

Oram, Richard J; Fesquet, Vincent; Wyman, Robert; d'Orgeville, Celine


The Gemini North telescope has been providing Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics (LGS AO) regular science queue observations for worldwide astronomers since February 2007. In this paper we comment on the reliability of the Laser Guide Star Facility high-power solid-state laser during normal operations, and discuss progress made on various issues that will enable a "turn-key" operation mode for the laser system. In this effort to produce consistent, stable and controlled laser parameters (power,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Conference paper
Source: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
DOI: 10.1117/12.857944


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