OPTICON FP7 (2009-2012) WP2 - AO Detectors

Please note this page is for historical reference only as OPTICON FP7 (2009-2012) is complete.

WP leader: Philippe Feautrier

New fast detector developments are required to push the technologies into new and innovative directions for AO wavefront sensing and laser guide star (LGS) AO detectors. WP2 will develop detectors for a low light level high speed optical WFS detector for AO applications that use LGS on existing facilities. Extended use of this detector with larger telescopes built in the future will be taken into account. This detector development is targeted towards Laser Assisted Ground Layer AO, Laser Tomography AO, Laser Assisted Multi-Conjugate AO (LA MCAO) and Laser Assisted Multi-Object AO (LA MOAO). WP2 is closely linked for this part of the activity to WP1. This link is illustrated by the responsibilities inside WP2: the leader of the WP2.2 (LGS detector development) is also the leader of WP1. This will ensure that the detector developed in this WP is well suited for future AO LGS systems