Tomographic phase diversity for non-common path aberrations retrieval on wide field AO systems

Damien Gratadour, Francois Rigaut, Benoit Neichel

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Abstract

Phase diversity is a commonly used technique to retrieve the wavefront at the focal plane. The usual algorithm involves two or more images of the same target with known phase changes like defocus. It has been shown to be very efficient at measuring on-axis the non-common path aberrations of classical AO systems. In this paper, we present an evolution of this algorithm towards tomographic measurements. This novel technique is dedicated to wide-field AO systems, allowing phase retrieval on multiple layers, conjugated at various altitudes. While the general grounds are very similar to classical phase diversity, the tomographic algorithm involves two or more images with known phase changes of several targets dispatched over the entire field of view. We additionally propose two versions for this algorithm: an image-based and a Fourier-based both leading to comparable results. We finally present the results obtained on simulated data as well as on real data obtained on GeMS: the Gemini MCAO system on which this algorithm has been used to estimate and compensate for non common path aberrations.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescopes, AO for ELT 2011 - Victoria, BC, Canada
Duration: 25 Sept 201130 Sept 2011

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescopes, AO for ELT 2011
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityVictoria, BC
Period25/09/1130/09/11

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