28-30 October 2019
Firenze, Palazzo dei Congressi
Europe/Rome timezone

MAORY LGS WFS trade-off study: Dealing with the Impact of truncation using regularization.

28 Oct 2019, 15:10
Firenze, Palazzo dei Congressi

Firenze, Palazzo dei Congressi

piazza Adua 1


Dr Christophe Vérinaud (ESO)


MAORY is the Laser Guide Star (LGS) Multi Conjugated Adaptive Optics (MCAO) module of ESO’s ELT that will provide a corrected field of view (FOV) of 1 arcminute. The project is in its Preliminary Design Study phase. We present the results of a trade-off study where we analyze the impact of design choices of the LGS WFS on MCAO performance and robustness. We use for that the FRIM+OCTOPUS end-to-end simulation tool. We focus on the design trade-off of a classical Shack-Hartmann WFS, addressing in particular the choice of the pixel scale and subaperture FOVand study the impact of spot size and spot truncation on both the Photon and Read out noise propagation and static bias of slopes. We show that using careful regularization and some other simple algorithmic tricks permit to deal with this problem is a simple and robust way. The performance is then studied for a set of typical CN2 and Na profile conditions and some and recommendations are drawn.

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Dr Christophe Vérinaud (ESO)


Dr Cedric Antoine Adrien Gabriel Plantet (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF)) Guido Agapito (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF)) Lorenzo Busoni (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF)) Miska Le Louarn (ESO) Pierre-Yves Madec (ESO) Simone Esposito (INAF - OAA) Sylvain Oberti (ESO)

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