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Comptes Rendus Physique
Volume 6, n° 10
pages 1070-1080 (décembre 2005)
Doi : 10.1016/j.crhy.2005.10.004
Simulation of MCAO on (extremely) large telescopes
Simulation dʼoptique adaptative multi-conjuguée sur les (très) grands télescopes
 

Miska Le Louarn , Christophe Verinaud , Visa Korkiakoski
ESO, Karl Schwarzschild Strasse 2, 85748 Garching, Germany 

Corresponding author.
Abstract

In this article, we describe the different methods to simulate Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics (MCAO) systems. First, analytical (error-budget type) and semi-analytical (Fourier) methods are described. We then describe the different modules required to make end-to-end (Monte Carlo) simulations of these systems. Finally, we present some of the computational challenges associated with the simulation of MCAO on Extremely Large Telescopes (ELTs). To cite this article: M. Le Louarn et al., C. R. Physique 6 (2005).

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Résumé

Dans cet article, nous décrivons les différentes méthodes pour simuler des systèmes dʼoptique adaptative (multi-conjuguée, MCAO). Tout dʼabord, nous présentons les méthodes analytiques (budgets dʼerreur) et semi-analytiques (Fourier). Nous décrivons ensuite les différents modules nécessaires au développement dʼune simulation complète (Monte Carlo) dʼun tel système. Enfin, nous aborderons les problèmes lié à la simulation de la MCAO sur les télescopes extrèmement grands (ELTs). Pour citer cet article : M. Le Louarn et al., C. R. Physique 6 (2005).

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Keywords : Adaptive optics, Wavefront sensing, Simulations

Mots-clés : Optique adaptative, Analyse de surface dʼonde, Simulations




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