A portable solar adaptive optics system

Deqing Ren, Matt Penn, Haimin Wang, Gary Chapman, Claude Plymate

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Abstract

We are developing a portable adaptive optics system for solar telescopes. The adaptive optics has a small physical size and is optimized for diffraction-limited imaging in the 1.0 - 5.0-ìm infrared wavelength range for 1.5-m class solar telescopes. By replacing a few optical components, it can be used with a solar telescope of any aperture size that is currently available. The software is developed by LabVIEW. LabVIEW's block diagram based programming makes it suitable for rapid development of a prototype system. The portable adaptive optics will be used with a 1.5-meter solar telescope for high-resolution magnetic field investigation in the infrared. We discuss the design philosophy for such a portable, low-cost, and high-performance system. Estimated performances are also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSolar Physics and Space Weather Instrumentation III
Volume7438
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 20 2009
EventSolar Physics and Space Weather Instrumentation III - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 4 2009Aug 6 2009

Other

OtherSolar Physics and Space Weather Instrumentation III
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/4/098/6/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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