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 Home  List of Issues    Issue 10 , Vol. 14 , 2016    10.3788/COL201614.100101

First light on an adaptive optics system using a non-modulation pyramid wavefront sensor for a 1.8 m telescope
Shengqian Wang1;2, Kai Wei1;2, Wenjia Zheng1;2, and Changhui Rao1;2
1 [Key Laboratory on Adaptive Optics], Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 61 0209, China
2 [Institute of Optics and Electronics], Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 6102 09, China

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2016, 14(10): pp.100101

Topic:Atmospheric optics and oceanic optics
Keywords(OCIS Code): 010.1080  010.7350  

Our adaptive optics system based on a non-modulation pyramid wavefront sensor is integrated into a 1.8 m astronomical telescope installed at the Yunnan Observatory in LiJiang, and the first light with high-resolution imaging of an astronomical star is successfully achieved. In this Letter, the structure and performance of this system are introduced briefly, and then the observation results of star imaging are reported to show that the angular resolution of an adaptive optics system using a non-modulation pyramid wavefront sensor can approach the diffraction limit quality of a 1.8 m telescope.

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Get Citation: Shengqian Wang, Kai Wei, Wenjia Zheng, and Changhui Rao, "First light on an adaptive optics system using a non-modulation pyramid wavefront sensor for a 1.8 m telescope," Chin. Opt. Lett. 14(10), 100101(2016)

Note: I would like to acknowledge and thank Professor Wenhan Jiang for his guidance and support in the course of this study. This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No. 61008038.


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