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Maximum Gain and Efficiency of Adaptive Optics Systems

François Roddier
Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Vol. 110, No. 749 (July 1998), pp. 837-840
DOI: 10.1086/316194
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Subjects: Astronomy
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Maximum Gain and Efficiency of Adaptive Optics
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ABSTRACT A definition is given for the efficiency of an adaptive optics (AO) system. An expression is derived that allows the efficiency of an AO system to be simply estimated. Estimates are derived for the efficiency of several AO systems currently used in astronomy. The advantages of building high‐efficiency systems are emphasized.

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