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Layer Oriented Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics systems : Performance analysis by numerical simulations

@inproceedings{Verinauda2003LayerOM,
  title={Layer Oriented Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics systems : Performance analysis by numerical simulations},
  author={C. Verinauda and C. Arcidiaconoc and M. Carbilleta and E. Diolaitib and R. Ragazzonia and E. Verneta and S. Espositoa and E. Fermi},
  year={2003}
}
The multi-conjugate adaptive optics (MCAO) technique allows to correcting the vertical distribution of atmospheric turbulence, extending the isoplanatic angle and the sky coverage. In the Layer-Oriented (LO) approach, each wavefront sensor (WFS) is conjugated to a given atmospheric layer and is linked in closed loop to a deformable mirror, conjugated to the same height. This technique benefits from the co-adding of light coming from the guide stars which can be arbitrarily numerous and faint… 
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