CFHT, Instruments, Imaging, AOB, Upgrade

PUEO NUI: High contrast imaging and visible AO
an upgrade of the CFHT Adaptive Optics Bonnette

The proposal for the upgrade to 104 electrode as submitted to SAC is available here. You can also download the SPIE 2002 paper describing the upgrade, or click here for the PowerPoint presentation.

After the upgrade plan to 36 electrodes was deemed not ambitious enough, some simulations were performed to study the potential and limits of curvature sensing with high numbers of degrees of freedom. The results of this study were presented at the "Beyond conventional adaptive optics" conference, in Venice in 2001. The paper is available here. The advantages are numerous, but most noteworthy are:

Currently the plan of the upgrade consists of the following steps:
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