AffiliationUniv Arizona, Steward Observ
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PublisherSPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING
CitationE. Pinna ; S. Esposito ; P. Hinz ; G. Agapito ; M. Bonaglia ; A. Puglisi ; M. Xompero ; A. Riccardi ; R. Briguglio ; C. Arcidiacono ; L. Carbonaro ; L. Fini ; M. Montoya and O. Durney " SOUL: the Single conjugated adaptive Optics Upgrade for LBT ", Proc. SPIE 9909, Adaptive Optics Systems V, 99093V (July 27, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2234444; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2234444
JournalADAPTIVE OPTICS SYSTEMS V
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AbstractWe present here SOUL: the Single conjugated adaptive Optics Upgrade for LBT. Soul will upgrade the wavefront sensors replacing the existing CCD detector with an EMCCD camera and the rest of the system in order to enable the closed loop operations at a faster cycle rate and with higher number of slopes. Thanks to reduced noise, higher number of pixel and framerate, we expect a gain (for a given SR) around 1.5-2 magnitudes at all wavelengths in the range 7.5 70% in I-band and 0.6asec seeing) and the sky coverage will be multiplied by a factor 5 at all galactic latitudes. Upgrading the SCAO systems at all the 4 focal stations, SOUL will provide these benefits in 2017 to the LBTI interferometer and in 2018 to the 2 LUCI NIR spectro-imagers. In the same year the SOUL correction will be exploited also by the new generation of LBT instruments: V-SHARK, SHARK-NIR and iLocater.
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