Third AO4ELT Conference
Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large telescopes
Supplementary material

In this pages we've gathered all the supplementary material related to the conference. You will find:
  • Conference slides for oral contributions
  • Posters
  • Audio recording of invited talks
Note: The supplementary material has been provided by authors on a volunteer basis, so it may not be available for all contributions.


CONTRIBUTIONS BY SESSION                index by author
  1. ELT astronomy with AO
  2. AO systems for ELTs
  3. AO pathfinders and new ideas
  4. AO numerical simulations and modeling
  5. Wave-front sensing
  6. Wave-front correctors
  7. Laser guide star systems
  8. System control and algorithms
  9. Atmospheric turbulence and AO disturbances
  10. Data post-processing & optimization
  11. Other

ELT astronomy with AO

The EELT's View of Circumstellar Environments     [Paper]     [Slides]     [Audio]
Gael Chauvin

Scientific Promise and Status of the Giant Magellan Telescope Project     [Slides]     [Audio]
Patrick McCarthy

Exploring the Full Cosmic Timeline with TMT     [Slides]
Luc Simard

A selection of science cases for the European ELT     [Slides]     [Audio]
Giuseppe Bono

The high redshift universe and cosmology     [Paper]     [Slides]     [Audio]
Isobel Hook

Laboratory tests of planet signal extraction in high contrast images     [Paper]
Pierre Baudoz, Johan Mazoyer, Raphael Galicher

Astrophotonics and AO: a powerful combination for new instruments
Christian Schwab

High resolution in three dimensions with SWIFT and PALM3K     [Paper]     [Slides]
Fraser Clarke, Niranjan Thatte, Matthias Tecza, Kieran O'Brien, Ryan Houghton, Dan Tiee, Leigh Fletcher, Pat Irwin, Aprajita Verma, Richard Dekany, Burruss Rick, Jenny Roberts

On the potential for visible diffraction-limited ELT astronomy around natural guide stars
Richard Dekany

The LBT Interferometer: a high-resolution, high-contrast imager for a 23 m telescope     [Slides]
Philip Hinz

Astrometry in the Galactic center with the Thirty Meter Telescope     [Paper]     [Slides]
Sylvana Yelda, Leo Meyer, Andrea Ghez, Tuan Do

Developing Performance Estimates for High Precision Astrometry with TMT     [Paper]     [Slides]
Matthias Schoeck, Tuan Do, Brent Ellerbroek, Glen Herriot, Leo Meyer, Ryuji Suzuki, Lianqi Wang, Sylvana Yelda

The space motion and stellar content of Galactic satellites seen with GeMS/GSAOI     [Slides]
Giuliana Fiorentino, Alan Mc Connachie, Peter Stetson, Giuseppe Bono, Paolo Turri

The HARMONI SCAO system: science cases and main trade-offs for diffraction limited integral field spectroscopy at the E-ELT
Matthias Tecza, Thierry Fusco, Niranjan Thatte, Fraser Clarke, Hermine Schnetler, Harmoni Consortium

HARMONI: the E-ELT's AO assisted first light integral field spectrograph     [Slides]
Niranjan Thatte, Matthias Tecza, Fraser Clarke, Ian Bryson, Hermine Schnetler, Roland Bacon, Santiago Arribas, Evencio Mediavilla, Thierry Fusco

Solar Adaptive Optics System for 1-m New Vacuum Solar Telescope     [Paper]
Changhui Rao, Lei Zhu, Naiting Gu, Xuejun Rao, Lanqiang Zhang

Astrometry with the Gemini Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics System     [Slides]
Jessica Lu, Benoit Neichel, François Rigaut

Observations of BL Lac objects and QSOs with MAD
Elisabetta Liuzzo, Renato Falomo, Aldo Treves

The Large Binocular Telescope as an early ELT     [Paper]
John Hill, Philip Hinz, David Ashby

Extrasolar Planet imaging exploiting the LBT AO system + Pisces camera     [Paper]
Dino Mesa, Carmelo Arcidiacono, Riccardo Claudi, Silvano Desidera, Simone Esposito, Raffaele Gratton, Elena Masciadri

Adaptive Optics for the 8 meter Chinese Giant Solar Telescope     [Paper]     [Slides]
Jacques Beckers, Zhong Liu, Yuanyong Deng, Haisheng Ji

Simulations of high-z galaxy observations with an E-ELT/MOS     [Paper]     [Slides]
Mathieu Puech, Karen Disseau, Laura Pentericci


AO systems for ELTs

Preliminary Design of the Giant Magellan Telescope Adaptive Optics System     [Slides]     [Audio]
Antonin Bouchez

Toward the Adaptive Optics for the 40 m class European ELT     [Slides]     [Audio]
Norbert Hubin

Systems Engineering - Transforming Adaptive Optics Experiments and Models into Operational Available Products
Hermine Schnetler

The two faces of the METIS Adaptive Optics system     [Slides]
Remko Stuik, Stefan Hippler, Andrea Stolte, Bernhard Brandl, Lars Venema, Rainer Lenzen, Eric Pantin, Joris Blommaert, Alistair Glasse, Michael Meyer

Overview of the E-ELT MCAO module project     [Paper]     [Slides]
Emiliano Diolaiti

The AO modes for HARMONI: from classical to Laser-assisted tomographic AO systems     [Slides]
Thierry Fusco

The phasing system for the Giant Magellan Telescope     [Paper]     [Slides]
Brian McLeod, Antonin Bouchez, D. Scott Acton

Avoiding to trade sensitivity for linearity in a real world WFS     [Paper]
Davide Greggio, Demetrio Magrin, Jacopo Farinato, Roberto Ragazzoni, Maria Bergomi, Marco Dima, Luca Marafatto, Valentina Viotto

Global multi conjugateed adaptive optics (GMCAO) aiming to the (whole) sky     [Paper]
Roberto Ragazzoni, Valentina Viotto, Demetrio Magrin, Maria Bergomi, Marco Dima, Jacopo Farinato, Davide Greggio, Luca Marafatto

Optical design of MAORY turbulence simulator     [Paper]
Matteo Lombini, Emiliano Diolaiti, Carmelo Arcidiacono, Giovanni Bregoli, Giuseppe Cosentino, Adriano De Rosa, Italo Foppiani, Laura Schreiber

Integrated Optic Segment Piston Sensor for the GMT     [Paper]
Francis Bennet, Kristina Uhlendorf, Rusty Gardhouse, Rodolphe Conan, Brady Espeland, Antonin Bouchez

Adaptive Optics for the Thirty Meter Telescope     [Paper]     [Slides]     [Audio]
Brent Ellerbroek

Near-infrared optimised wavefront sensing for ELT-class instrumentation: Lessons from the VLTI-GRAVITY adaptive optics system
Sarah Kendrew, Stefan Hippler, Casey Deen, Pengqian Yang, Neil Zimmerman, Wolfgang Brandner, Yann Clenet, Frank Eisenhauer

GMT Laser Guide Star Facility     [Paper]     [Poster]
Celine D'Orgeville, Antonin Bouchez, Rodolphe Conan, Brady Espeland, Rusty Gardhouse, J. Hart, I. Price, Gelys Trancho, Kristina Uhlendorf

The opto-mechanical design of the LTAO WFS for the Giant Magellan Telescope     [Paper]
Kristina Uhlendorf, Brady Espeland, Rusty Gardhouse, Rodolphe Conan, Antonin Bouchez

Roadmap for PCS, the Planetary Camera and Spectrograph for the E-ELT     [Paper]
Markus Kasper, Christophe Verinaud, Dimitri Mawet

Lyot-based ultra-fine pointing control system for phase mask coronagraphs     [Paper]
Garima Singh, Frantz Martinache, Pierre Baudoz, Olivier Guyon, Christophe Clergeon, Taro Matsuo

GMT Laser Guide Star Facility     [Paper]     [Poster]
Celine D'Orgeville, Antonin Bouchez, Rodolphe Conan, Brady Espeland, Rusty Gardhouse, J. Hart, I. Price, Gelys Trancho, Kristina Uhlendorf


AO pathfinders and new ideas

LGS MCAO systems experience in light of the ELTs     [Slides]     [Audio]
François Rigaut

Focal Plane Wavefront Sensing with a self-coherent camera     [Paper]
Raphael Galicher, Jacques Robert Delorme, Pierre Baudoz, Johan Mazoyer

High Contrast Imaging: New Techniques and Scientific Perspectives for ELTs     [Slides]     [Audio]
Olivier Guyon

Adaptive telescope pathfinders for the ELTs: MMT, LBT, Magellan and VLT     [Slides]     [Audio]
Armando Riccardi

The ESO Adaptive Optics Facility under Test     [Paper]     [Slides]
Robin Arsenault, Pierre-Yves Madec, Jerome Paufique, Paolo La Penna, Stefan Stroebele, Elise Vernet, Jean-François Pirard, Wolfgang Hackenberg, Harald Kuntschner, Johann Kolb, Nicolas Muller, Miska Le Louarn, Paola Amico, Norbert Hubin, Jean-Louis Lizon, Rob Ridings, Jose Abad, Gert Fischer, Volker Heinz, Mario Kiekebusch, Javier Argomedo, Ralf Conzelmann, Sebastien Tordo, Rob Donaldson, Christian Soenke, Philippe Duhoux, Enrico Fedrigo, Bernard Delabre, Andrea Jost, Michel Duchateau, Mark Downing, Javier Moreno, Antonio Manescau, Domenico Bonaccini Calia, Marco Quattri, Christophe Dupuy, Ivan Guidolin, Mauro Comin, Ronald Guzman, Bernard Buzzoni, Jutta Quentin, Steffan Lewis, Paul Jolley, Max Kraus, Thomas Pfrommer, Aurea Garcia-Rissmann, Roberto Biasi, Daniele Gallieni, Remko Stuik

Final A&T stages of the Gemini Planet Finder     [Paper]
Markus Hartung, Bruce Macintosh, Lisa Poyneer, Dimitri Savransky, Donald Gavel, Dave Palmer, Sandrine Thomas, Daren Dillon, Jeffrey Chilcote, Patrick Ingraham, Naru Sadakuni, Kent Wallace, Marshall Perrin, Christian Marois, Jerome Maire, Fredrik Rantakyro, Pascale Hibon, Les Saddlemyer, Stephen Goodsell

Current status of Raven, a MOAO science demonstrator for Subaru     [Paper]
Olivier Lardière, David Andersen, Colin Bradley, Célia Blain, Darryl Gamroth, Kate Jackson, Przemek Lach, Reston Nash, Shin Oya, Laurie Pham, Jean-Pierre Veran, Carlos Correia

Multiple Object Adaptive Optics: Mixed NGS/LGS tomography     [Paper]     [Slides]     [Audio]
Tim Morris, Eric Gendron, Alastair Basden, Olivier Martin, James Osborn, David Henry, Zoltan Hubert, Gaetano Sivo, Damien Gratadour, Fanny Chemla, Arnaud Sevin, Matthieu Cohen, Eddy Younger, Fabrice Vidal, Richard Wilson, Tim Batterley, Urban Bitenc, Andrew Reeves, Nazim Bharmal, Henri-François Raynaud, Caroline Kulcsar, Jean-Marc Conan, Dani Guzman, Javier De Cos Juez, Jean-Michel Huet, Denis Perret, Colin Dickson, David Atkinson, Tom Baillie, Andy Longmore, Stephen Todd, Gordon Talbot, Simon Morris, Richard Myers, Gérard Rousset

Results using the Improved Active Optics Algorithm for the Large Binocular Telescope Using Source Extractor and an On-The-Fly Reconstructor
Douglas Miller, Torsten Leibold, Chris Biddick, Andrew Rakich

The LBT Experience of Adaptive Secondary Mirror operations for Routine Seeing- and Diffraction-limited Science Operations
Julian Christou, Juan Carlos Guerra, Douglas Miller, Michael Wagner, Guido Brusa Zappellini

GeMS first science results     [Paper]     [Slides]     [Audio]
Benoit Neichel, Fabrice Vidal, François Rigaut, Rodrigo Carrasco, Gustavo Arriagada, Andrew Serio, Peter Pessev, Claudia Winge, Marcos Van Dam, Vincent Garrel, Constanza Araujo, Maxime Boccas, Vincent Fesquet, Ramon Galvez, Gaston Gausachs, Javier Luhrs, Vanessa Montes, Cristian Moreno, William Rambold, Chadwick Trujillo, Cristian Urrutia, Tomislav Vucina

ATST and Solar AO state of art     [Paper]     [Slides]     [Audio]
Thomas Rimmele, Friedrich Woeger, Jose Marino

The possible upgrades of SPHERE eXtreme AO : improving the detectivity toward the next generation of planet finders on ELT
Cyril Petit, Jean-François Sauvage, Thierry Fusco, Anne Costille

Field tests of elongated Na LGS wavefront sensing for the E-ELT     [Paper]
Gérard Rousset, Damien Gratadour, Tim Morris, Richard Myers, Domenico Bonaccini Calia, Eric Gendron, Thomas Pfrommer, Gordon Talbot

New developments at MPIA in Heidelberg to make AO more sensitive and more precise
Jörg-Uwe Pott

Fourier-Based Predictive AO Schemes for Tomographic AO systems on ELTs     [Slides]
S. Mark Ammons, Lisa Poyneer, Donald Gavel, Bruce Macintosh, Renate Kupke, Claire Max, Connie Rockosi, Srinath Srikar, Alex Rudy, Benoit Neichel

SCExAO as a precursor to an ELT exoplanet direct imaging instrument     [Paper]
Nemanja Jovanovic, Olivier Guyon, Frantz Martinache, Christophe Clergeon, Garima Singh, Sebastien Vievard, Tomoyuki Kudo, Vincent Garrel, Barnaby Norris, Peter Tuthill, Paul Stewart, Elsa Huby, Guy Perrin, Sylvestre Lacour

Discret Aperture Mapping with a BIGRE-DAM: First laboratory results
Fabien Patru, Jacopo Antichi, Denis Mourard, Patrick Rabou, Enrico Giro

Discret aperture mapping with a micro-lenses array for interferometric direct imaging     [Paper]
Fabien Patru, Jacopo Antichi, Patrick Rabou, Enrico Giro, Dimitri Mawet, Julien Milli, Julien Girard, Marcel Carbillet, Denis Mourard

Into the Blue: AO Science in the Visible with MagAO     [Paper]     [Slides]     [Audio]
Laird Close, Jared Males, Katie Morzinski, Derek Kopon, Kate Follette, Timothy Rodigas, Philip Hinz, Ya-Lin Wu, Alfio Puglisi, Simone Esposito, Armando Riccardi, Enrico Pinna, Marco Xompero, Runa Briguglio, Alan Uomoto, Tison Hare

Lab results from the GREGOR MCAO test bench     [Paper]
Dirk Schmidt, Thomas Berkefeld, Frank Heidecke

High Contrast Imaging with an Arbitrary Aperture: Active Correction of Aperture Discontinuities     [Paper]
Laurent Pueyo, Colin Norman, Remi Soummer, Marshall Perrin, Mamadou N'Diaye, Elodie Choquet

First on-sky validation of full LQG control with vibration mitigation on the CANARY MOAO pathfinder     [Paper]     [Slides]
Gaetano Sivo, Caroline Kulcsar, Jean-Marc Conan, Henri-François Raynaud, Eric Gendron, Alastair Basden, Fabrice Vidal, Tim Morris, Serge Meimon, Cyril Petit, Damien Gratadour, Olivier Martin, Zoltan Hubert, Gérard Rousset, Nigel Dipper, Gordon Talbot, Eddy Younger, Richard Myers

Laboratory results and status update for Pathfinder, the LINC-NIRVANA NGS ground-layer AO subsystem     [Paper]     [Slides]
Derek Kopon, Al Conrad, Thomas Bertram, Tom Herbst, Martin Kürster, Juergen Berwein, Roberto Ragazzoni, Jacopo Farinato, Valentina Viotto, Maria Bergomi, Ralf-Rainer Rohloff, Harald Baumeister, Fulvio De Bonis, Ralph Hofferbert, Alessandro Brunelli, Carmelo Arcidiacono, Jörg-Uwe Pott, Peter Bizenberger, Florian Briegel, Daniel Meschke, Lars Mohr, Xianyu Zhang, Frank Kittmann

A linear relationship of pupil plane complex amplitudes and rooftop sensor measurements
Visa Korkiakoski, Christoph Keller, Doelman Niek

Predictive Control on LBT Adaptive Optics Data: Laboratory Tests
Dario Del Moro, Francesco Berrilli, Carmelo Arcidiacono, Roberto Piazzesi, Marco Stangalini, Luca Giovannelli

Integration of SAXO, the VLT-SPHERE extreme AO : final performance     [Paper]     [Slides]
Thierry Fusco, Jean-François Sauvage, Cyril Petit, Anne Costille, Kjetil Dohlen, Jean-Luc Beuzit, David Mouillet, Pascal Puget, Laurence Gluck, Sylvain Rochat, Andrea Baruffolo, Bernardo Salasnich, Markus Kasper, Marcos Suarez, Christian Soenke, Enrico Fedrigo, Pierre Baudoz, Arnaud Sevin, Denis Perret, François Wildi

Wide field adaptive optics and near-infrared instrument for Subaru Telescope
Yutaka Hayano, Ikuru Iwata, Shin Oya, Masayuki Akiyama, Yosuke Minowa, Tadayuki Kodama, Kentaro Motohara, Tomoyasu Yamamuro, Tomonori Usuda, Ichi Tanaka, Daigo Tomono, Testuo Nishimura, Takashi Hattori, Hiroshi Terada, Naruhisa Takato, Koki Takiura, Yoshito Ono, Nagayoshi Ohashi, Hideki Takami, Masanori Iye, Nobuo Arimoto

High precision astrometry using a diffractive pupil on segmented mirror telescopes and MCAO distortion calibration
Eduardo Bendek, S. Mark Ammons, Olivier Guyon, Benoit Neichel

Robotic visible-light laser adaptive optics     [Paper]
Christoph Baranec, Reed Riddle, Nicholas Law, A. N. Ramaprakash, Shriharsh Tendulkar, Khanh Bui, Mahesh Burse, Pravin Chordia, Hillol Das, Richard Dekany, Shrinivas Kulkarni, Sujit Punnadi

Infrared Differential Imager and Spectrograph for SPHERE: Performance Status with Extreme Adaptive Optics before shipment to ESO/VLT     [Paper]
Maud Langlois, Arthur Vigan, Claire Moutou, Jean-François Sauvage, Kjetil Dohlen, Anne Costille, David Mouillet, David Le Mignant

Concept for Solar Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics at Big Bear Observatory     [Paper]
Maud Langlois, Gil Moretto, Clémentine Béchet, Icíar Montilla, Michel Tallon, Philip Goode, Nicolas Gorceix, Sergey Shumko

New strategy for cophasing extremely large telescopes with multiple AO corrected apertures made of circular mirrors
Maud Langlois, Gil Moretto, Jeff Kuhn, Eric Thiébaut, Ferréol Soulez

Optical Set-Up and Design for Solar Multi-conjugate Adaptive Optics at the 1.6m New Solar Telescope, Big Bear Solar Observatory     [Paper]
Gil Moretto, Maud Langlois, Philip Goode, Nicolas Gorceix, Sergey Shumko

HIGH-CONTRAST EXOPLANET IMAGING WITH CLIO2, THE MAGELLAN ADAPTIVE OPTICS INFRARED CAMERA     [Paper]     [Slides]
Katie Morzinski, Laird Close, Jared Males, Philip Hinz, Alfio Puglisi, Simone Esposito, Armando Riccardi, Enrico Pinna, Marco Xompero, Runa Briguglio, Kate Follette, Derek Kopon, Andy Skemer, Victor Gasho, Alan Uomoto, Tyson Hare, Carmelo Arcidiacono, Fernando Quiros-Pacheco, Javier Argomedo, Lorenzo Busoni, Timothy Rodigas, Ya-Lin Wu

First exoplanet and disk results with the PALM-3000 adaptive optics system     [Paper]     [Slides]
Richard Dekany, Rick Burruss, J. Chris Shelton, Ben Oppenheimer, Gautam Vasisht, Stanimir Metchev, Jennifer Roberts, Jonathan Tesch, Tuan Truong, Jennifer Milburn, David Hale, Christoph Baranec, Sergi Hildebrandt, Matthew Wahl, Chas Beichman, Lynne Hillenbrand, Rahul Patel, Sasha Hinkley, Eric Cady, Ian Parry

HIGH CONTRAST IMAGING WITH THE MAGELLAN VisAO CAMERA     [Paper]
Jared Males, Laird Close, Katie Morzinski, Derek Kopon, Kate Follette, Philip Hinz, Timothy Rodigas, Alfio Puglisi, Simone Esposito, Armando Riccardi, Enrico Pinna, Marco Xompero, Runa Briguglio, Ya-Lin Wu, Alan Uomoto, Tison Hare

GeMS: from the on-sky experimental system to science operation. The AO point of view     [Paper]     [Slides]
Fabrice Vidal, Benoit Neichel, François Rigaut, Rodrigo Carrasco, Claudia Winge, Peter Pessev, Andrew Serio, Gustavo Arriagada, Cristian Moreno, William Rambold, Javier Luhrs, Maxime Boccas, Celine D'Orgeville, Vincent Fesquet, Chadwick Trujillo, Ramon Galvez, Gaston Gausachs, Tomislav Vucina, Vanessa Montes, Cristian Urrutia, Claudio Marchant, Sarah Diggs

PULSE: Palomar Ultraviolet Laser for the Study of Exoplanets
Richard Dekany, Christoph Baranec, Marcos Van Dam, Rick Burruss

Preliminary studies into the reduction of dome seeing using air curtains     [Paper]
Scott Wells, Alastair Basden, Richard Myers

Validation of the AOF calibration strategy on the MAD bench
Nicolas Muller, Johann Kolb, Sebastien Tordo, Miska Le Louarn, Christian Soenke, Aurea Garcia-Rissmann, Pierre-Yves Madec

Layer-oriented adaptive optics for solar telescopes
Aglae Kellerer

Adaptive Phase-Mask Coronagraph     [Paper]     [Slides]
Haguenauer Pierre, Bourget Pierre, Mawet Dimitri, Nicolas Schuhler

The Giant Magellan Telescope Laser Tomography Adaptive Optics System     [Paper]     [Slides]
Rodolphe Conan, Francis Bennet, Antonin Bouchez, Marcos Van Dam, Brady Espeland, Warren Gardouse, Celine D'Orgeville, N. Paulin, Piotr Piatrou, I. Price, François Rigaut, Gelys Trancho, Kristina Uhlendorf


AO numerical simulations and modeling

Wind profiling via slope detection and ranging: algorithm formulation and performance analysis for laser guide star tomography on extremely large telescopes     [Paper]     [Slides]
Luc Gilles, Brent Ellerbroek

Exoplanet Imaging with TMT: A Complete End-to-End TMT/NFIRAOS/IRIS Fresnel Simulation and a New LOCI SSDI Algorithm     [Slides]
Christian Marois, Carlos Correia, Jean-Pierre Veran

Discrete time Hinf control of tip-tilt modes with saturating actuators     [Paper]
Jean-Pierre Folcher

Two Pathfinder Tests of High Precision Astrometry On-Sky     [Paper]     [Slides]
S. Mark Ammons, Eduardo Bendek, Olivier Guyon, Bruce Macintosh, Christian Marois, Benoit Neichel, Raphael Galicher, Dimitri Savransky

Error Budgeting of Jitter specifications for AO Real-Time Computers
Glen Herriot, Jean-Pierre Veran

Tip/Tilt/Focus Guide Star Acquisition for TMT NFIRAOS
Glen Herriot, Jean-Pierre Veran, Carlos Correia

Development of vibration source requirements for TMT to ensure AO performance     [Paper]     [Slides]
Doug MacMartin, Hugh Thompson

Experimental tests of ARMA prediction AO models for next generation solar telescopes
Marco Stangalini, Roberto Piazzesi, Dario Del Moro, Francesco Berrilli

Fast modelling of MOAO point-spread function image on an ELT
Eric Gendron, Karen Disseau, Damien Gratadour, Arnaud Sevin, Gérard Rousset

Simulation and Laboratory results of a Linear Quadratic Gaussian tomographic wavefront reconstructor for Raven
Kate Jackson, Carlos Correia

Multiscale modeling for the simulation of not completely frozen flow turbulence     [Paper]
Alessandro Beghi, Angelo Cenedese, Andrea Masiero

Evaluation of Astrometry Errors due to the Optical Surface Distortions in Adaptive Optics Systems and Science Instruments     [Paper]     [Slides]
Brent Ellerbroek, Glen Herriot, Ryuji Suzuki, Schoeck Matthias

Updated Sky Coverage Estimates for the TMT Facility AO System NFIRAOS
Wang Lianqi, Gilles Luc, Brent Ellerbroek

Preliminary performance analysis of the Multi-Conjugate AO system of the EST     [Paper]
Icíar Montilla, Clémentine Béchet, Maud Langlois, Michel Tallon, Manuel Collados

Parameterising E-ELT AO PSFs for detailed science simulations for HARMONI     [Paper]
Simon Zieleniewski, Niranjan Thatte

First GPU-based end-to-end AO simulations to dimension the E-ELT MICADO SCAO mode     [Paper]
Yann Clenet, Damien Gratadour, Eric Gendron, Gérard Rousset, Arnaud Sevin

Fast E2E simulation tools and calibration strategies for EAGLE on the E-ELT     [Slides]
Manal Chebbo, Alastair Basden, Richard Myers, Nazim Bharmal, Tim Morris

Frequency-based design of Adaptive Optics systems     [Paper]
Guido Agapito, Giorgio Battistelli, Daniele Mari, Daniela Selvi, Alberto Tesi, Pietro Tesi

SIMULATING ASTRONOMICAL ADAPTIVE OPTICS SYSTEMS USING YAO     [Paper]
François Rigaut, Marcos Van Dam

Sky coverage for Adaptative optics : an analytical expression
Elhalkouj Thami, Habib Abdelfattah, Benkhaldoun Zouhair, ElAzhari Youssef, Lazrek Mohamed, Azagrouze Oussama, Lotfi Mohamed

Of spiders and elongated spots     [Paper]     [Poster]
Miska Le Louarn, Clémentine Béchet, Michel Tallon

Wavefront Reconstruction for a Natural Guide Star Ground Layer Adaptive Optics System on the Giant Magellan Telescope     [Paper]     [Slides]
Marcos Van Dam, Antonin Bouchez, Rodolphe Conan, Brian McLeod


Wave-front sensing

Natural Guide Star WFS for the GMT Preliminary Design     [Slides]
Simone Esposito, Enrico Pinna, Fernando Quiros-Pacheco, Alfio Puglisi, Luca Carbonaro, Marco Bonaglia, Valdemaro Biliotti, Jacopo Antichi, Runa Briguglio, Guido Agapito, Carmelo Arcidiacono, Armando Riccardi, Luca Fini, Antonin Bouchez

Visible and Infrared Wavefront Sensing detectors review in Europe - part I     [Paper]     [Audio]
Philippe Feautrier, Jean-luc Gach

Sensing more modes with less sub-apertures : the LIFTed Shack-Hartmann Wavefront sensor
Serge Meimon, Thierry Fusco, Vincent Michau, Cedric Plantet

Development of a Pyramid Wave-front Sensor     [Paper]
Kacem El Hadi, Mael Vignaux, Thierry Fusco

Direct detection of exoplanets in polychromatic light with a Self-coherent camera     [Paper]
Johan Mazoyer, Pierre Baudoz, Raphael Galicher, Gérard Rousset

The Subaru Coronagraphic Extreme AO High Speed and High Sensitivity Wavefront Sensors     [Paper]
Christophe Clergeon, Olivier Guyon, Frantz Martinache, Jean-Pierre Veran, Eric Gendron, Gérard Rousset, Carlos Correia, Vincent Garrel

Integration and laboratory characterization of the ARGOS laser guide star wavefront sensors     [Paper]
Lorenzo Busoni, Marco Bonaglia, Luca Carbonaro, Tommaso Mazzoni, Jacopo Antichi, Simone Esposito, Gilles Orban De Xivry, Sebastian Rabien

Lab demonstration of the Zernike phase mask near-coronagraph quasi static aberrations sensor, ZELDA     [Paper]     [Slides]
Kjetil Dohlen, Fabrice Madec, Mamadou N'Diaye, Baptiste Paul, Thierry Fusco, Aissa Jolivet, Ding Luo, Lydia Yatcheva, Jean-François Sauvage, Laurent Mugnier, Marc Ferrari

Improved tilt sensing in an LGS-based tomographic AO system based on instantaneous PSF estimation     [Paper]     [Slides]
Jean-Pierre Veran

On-sky validation of LIFT on GEMS     [Paper]     [Slides]
Cedric Plantet, Serge Meimon, Jean-Marc Conan, Benoit Neichel, Thierry Fusco

Experimental study of a low-order wavefront sensor for a high-contrast coronagraphic imager at 1.2 lambda/D     [Paper]
Julien Lozi, Ruslan Belikov, Glenn Schneider, Olivier Guyon, Eugene Pluzhnik, Sandrine Thomas, Frantz Martinache

Wave-front reconstruction for the non-linear curvature wave-front sensor     [Paper]
Carlos Correia, Jean-Pierre Veran, Olivier Guyon, Christophe Clergeon

Putting the non-linear Curvature Wavefront Sensor on the 6.5m MMT telescope     [Slides]
Mala Mateen, Olivier Guyon, Michael Hart, Michael Oliker

Multiple FoV MCAO on its way to the sky     [Paper]
Maria Bergomi, Valentina Viotto, Jacopo Farinato, Luca Marafatto, Kalyan Radakrishnan, Roberto Ragazzoni, Marco Dima, Demetrio Magrin, Carmelo Arcidiacono, Emiliano Diolaiti, Italo Foppiani, Matteo Lombini, Laura Schreiber, Thomas Bertram, Peter Bizenberger, Al Conrad, Tom Herbst, Frank Kittmann, Derek Kopon, Daniel Meschke, Xianyu Zhang

A study of Pyramid WFS behaviour under imperfect illumination     [Paper]     [Slides]
Valentina Viotto, Demetrio Magrin, Maria Bergomi, Marco Dima, Jacopo Farinato, Luca Marafatto, Roberto Ragazzoni

Development of a pyramidal wavefront sensor test-bench at INO     [Paper]
Simon Turbide, Min Wang, Jonny Gauvin, Olivier Martin, Maxime Savard, Pascal Bourqui, Jean-Pierre Veran, William Deschenes, Genevieve Anctil, François Chateauneuf

Real-time wavefront reconstruction from intensity measurements     [Paper]
Carlas Smith, Raluca Marinica, Michel Verhaegen

High-order coronographic phase diversity: demonstration of COFFEE on SPHERE     [Paper]     [Slides]
Baptiste Paul, Jean-François Sauvage, Laurent Mugnier, Kjetil Dohlen, David Mouillet, Thierry Fusco, Jean-Luc Beuzit, Marc Ferrari, Mamadou N'Diaye

Pyramid wavefront sensor performance with laser guide stars     [Paper]     [Slides]
Fernando Quiros-Pacheco, Enrico Pinna, Alfio Puglisi, Lorenzo Busoni, Guido Agapito, Sebastian Rabien, Simone Esposito

The AOLI Non-Linear Curvature Wavefront Sensor: High sensitivity reconstruction for low-order AO     [Paper]
Jonathan Crass, David King, Craig Mackay

First results of a 2000+ frame per second OCAM2     [Slides]
Jean-luc Gach, Timothée Greffe, Philippe Balard, Christian Guillaume, Philippe Feautrier, Eric Stadler


Wave-front correctors

GMT Adaptive Secondary Mirrors design overview
Daniele Gallieni, Roberto Biasi

The new VLT-DSM M2 unit: construction and electromechanical testing     [Paper]     [Slides]
Daniele Gallieni, Roberto Biasi

Manufacturing E-ELT M4 glassy thin shell: feasibility and preliminary results
Florence Poutriquet, Eric Ruch

Optical calibration and test of the VLT Deformable Secondary Mirror     [Paper]     [Slides]
Runa Briguglio, Marco Xompero, Armando Riccardi, Mario Andrighettoni, Dietrich Pescoller, Roberto Biasi, Daniele Gallieni, Elise Vernet, Johann Kolb, Robin Arsenault, Pierre-Yves Madec

MEMS Deformable Mirrors for Advanced AO Instrumentation     [Slides]
Paul Bierden

The Adaptive Mirror for the E-ELT     [Paper]     [Slides]
Elise Vernet, Marc Cayrel, Norbert Hubin, Roberto Biasi, Gerald Angerer, Mario Andrighettoni, Dietrich Pescoller, Daniele Gallieni, Matteo Tintori, Marco Mantegazza, Armando Riccardi, Marco Riva, Giorgio Pariani, Runa Briguglio, Marco Xompero

Improving the broadband contrast at small inner working angles using image sharpening techniques     [Paper]
Sandrine Thomas, Eugene Pluzhnik, Julien Lozi, Ruslan Belikov, Fred Witteborn, Thomas Greene, Glenn Schneider, Olivier Guyon

Progress towards a woofer-tweeter adaptive optics test bench based on a magnetic-fluid DM
Denis Brousseau, Jean-Pierre Veran, Simon Thibault, Ermanno Borra, Simon Fortin-Boivin

On the cg-method for atmospheric reconstruction
Andreas Obereder, Sergiy Pereverzyev Jun., Ronny Ramlau, Matthias Rosensteiner


Laser guide star systems

Production of RFA-Based 589-nm Guide Star Lasers for ESO VLT
Axel Friedenauer, Bernhard Ernstberger, Wilhelm Kaenders, Vladimir Karpov, Daoping Wei, Wallace Clements

Laser Guide Stars for Hypertelescopes     [Paper]
Paul Nuñez, Antoine Labeyrie

Upgrade of the ESO Laser Guide Star Facility     [Paper]     [Slides]
Steffan Lewis, Domenico Bonaccini Calia, Bernard Buzzoni, Philippe Duhoux, Gert Fischer, Ivan Guidolin, Renate Hintershuster, Ronald Holzloehner, Paul Jolley, Thomas Pfrommer, Dan Popovic, Alvaro Alvarez, Juan Beltran, Julien Girard, Frederic Gonte

Review of Gemini South Laser Guide Star Facility performance and upgrades     [Paper]
Vincent Fesquet, Constanza Araujo, Vincent Garrel, Andrew Serio, Fabrice Vidal, Gustavo Arriagada, Maxime Boccas, Fabian Collao, Sarah Diggs, Jeff Donahue, Celine D'Orgeville, Gaston Gausachs, Claudio Marchant, Vanessa Montes, Cristian Moreno, Benoit Neichel, Richard Oram, Peter Pessev, William Rambold, Cristian Urrutia, Tomislav Vucina

Properties of the mesospheric sodium region that impact AO     [Slides]     [Audio]
Paul Hickson

NA- laser guide star AO with dynamical refocus     [Paper]     [Slides]
Sebastian Rabien, Fernando Quiros-Pacheco, Enrico Pinna, Lorenzo Busoni, Simone Esposito

Status of ARGOS - The Laser Guide Star System for the LBT     [Paper]
Walfried Raab, Sebastian Rabien, Wolfgang Gaessler, Simone Esposito, Jacopo Antichi, Michael Lloyd-Hart, Lothar Barl, Udo Beckmann, Marco Bonaglia, Jose Borelli, Joar Brynnel, Peter Buschkamp, Lorenzo Busoni, Luca Carbonaro, Julian Christou, Claus Connot, Richard Davies, Matthias Deysenroth, Olivier Durney, Richard Green, Hans Gemperlein, Victor Gasho, Marcus Haug, Pete Hubbard, Sebastian Ihle, Martin Kulas, Christina Loose, Michael Lehmitz, Jamison Noenickx, Edmund Nussbaum, Gilles Orban De Xivry, Andreas Quirrenbach, Diethard Peter, Gustavo Rahmer, Matt Rademacher, Jesper Storm, Christian Schwab, Vidhya Vaitheeswaran, Julian Ziegleder

Horizontal structure of mesospheric sodium     [Slides]
Thomas Pfrommer, Paul Hickson, Ronald Holzloehner

Wide-field wavefront sensing in solar adaptive optics : modeling and effects on reconstruction     [Paper]     [Slides]
Clémentine Béchet, Michel Tallon, Icíar Montilla, Maud Langlois

Impact of Sodium Layer variations on the performance of the E-ELT MCAO module
Laura Schreiber, Emiliano Diolaiti, Italo Foppiani, Matteo Lombini

A two deformable-mirror concept to improve the laser efficiency of Gemini South MCAO (GeMS)     [Paper]
Clémentine Béchet, Andrés Guesalaga, Benoit Neichel, Vincent Fesquet, Dani Guzman

Larmor-resonant Sodium Excitation for Laser Guide Stars     [Slides]
Ronald Holzloehner, Simon Rochester, Dmitry Budker, Domenico Bonaccini Calia

Analysis of fratricide effect observed with GeMS and its relevance for large aperture astronomical telescopes     [Paper]
Angel Otarola, Benoit Neichel, Lianqi Wang, Corinne Boyer, Brent Ellerbroek, François Rigaut

Modified Shack Hartmann concept for efficient LGS measurement on ELTs
Emmanuel Hugot, Thierry Fusco, Marc Ferrari

Altair at Gemini North: Full Sky Coverage Laser AO Correction at Visible Wavelengths     [Paper]     [Slides]
Chadwick Trujillo, Jesse Ball, Maxime Boccas, Chas Cavedoni, Julian Christou, Dolores Coulson, Angelic Ebbers, Kimberly Emig, Inger Jorgensen, Stacy Kang, Olivier Lai, Anthony Matulonis, Richard McDermid, Bryan Miller, Benoit Neichel, Richard Oram, François Rigaut, Kathy Roth, Thomas Schneider, Andy Stephens, Gelys Trancho, Brian Walls, John White, Gemini Software Team

Real-Time Laser Guide Star Elongation and Uplink Turbulence in the Lab     [Paper]
Andrew Reeves, Richard Myers, Tim Morris, Alastair Basden, Nazim Bharmal

GLAO in the visible, the SAM experience     [Paper]     [Slides]
Andrei Tokovinin


System control and algorithms

Fast autonomous holographic adaptive optics     [Paper]
Geoff Andersen, Fassil Ghebremichael, Paul Gelsinger-Austin, Ken MacDonald, Ravi Gaddipati, Phani Gaddipati

Trends on real time control for adaptive optics     [Slides]     [Audio]
Enrico Fedrigo

A frequency dependent preconditioned wavelet method for atmospheric tomography     [Paper]     [Slides]
Mykhaylo Yudytskiy, Tapio Helin, Ronny Ramlau

Loop control structure for the LINC-NIRVANA high-layer wave-front sensor
Juergen Berwein, Florian Briegel

Estimating the reduction of vibrations in MACAO and ALTAIR AO systems using H2 control synthesis     [Paper]
Andrés Guesalaga, Pierre Haguenauer, Frederic Gonte, Jared O'Neal, Benoit Neichel, Olivier Lai Lai, Chad Trujillo, Dani Guzman

Building a reliable, scalable and affordable RTC for AO instruments on ELTs     [Paper]     [Slides]
Damien Gratadour, Arnaud Sevin, Denis Perret, Julien Brule

Reducing the latency of the Fractal Iterative Method to half an iteration     [Paper]
Clémentine Béchet, Michel Tallon

Assessing new technological developments on Graphical Processors for applications on real-time control for Adaptive Optics
Richard Myers, Sofia Dimoudi, Alastair Basden, Nigel Dipper

Fast iterative reconstructors for MCAO, MOAO and LTAO     [Slides]
Ronny Ramlau, Andreas Obereder, Matthias Rosensteiner, Daniela Saxenhuber

NFIRAOS Real-Time Controller Trade Study     [Slides]
Jean-Pierre Veran, Glen Herriot, Zoran Ljusic, Carlos Correia, Eric McVeigh, Robert Prior, Darryl Gamroth, Gilles Luc, Wang Lianqi, Corinne Boyer, Brent Ellerbroek

A hierarchical wavefront reconstruction algorithm for gradient sensors     [Paper]
Nazim Bharmal, Urban Bitenc, Alastair Basden, Richard Myers

Tests of novel wavefront reconstructors on sky with CANARY     [Paper]     [Poster]
Urban Bitenc, Matthias Rosensteiner, Nazim Bharmal, Alastair Basden, Tim Morris, Andreas Obereder, Nigel Dipper, Eric Gendron, Fabrice Vidal, Gérard Rousset, Damien Gratadour, Olivier Martin, Zoltan Hubert, Richard Myers

Adaptive Optics Real-time Control Systems for the E-ELT     [Paper]
Nigel Dipper, Alastair Basden, Urban Bitenc, Richard Myers, Andrew Richards, Eddy Younger

Local Ensemble Transform Kalman Filter: a non stationary control law for complex adaptive optics systems on ELTs     [Paper]
Morgan Gray, Cyril Petit, Sergey Rodionov, Laurent Bertino, Marc Bocquet, Thierry Fusco

A gradient based method for wavefront reconstruction
Daniela Saxenhuber, Ronny Ramlau

Fast wavefront reconstruction with the CuReD algorithm
Matthias Rosensteiner

Real-time control system verification for ELT AO systems     [Paper]     [Slides]
Alastair Basden, Richard Myers, Tim Morris, Nazim Bharmal, Urban Bitenc, Nigel Dipper, Andrew Reeves, Eric Gendron, Gérard Rousset, Zoltan Hubert, Fabrice Vidal, Olivier Matin, Damien Gratadour, Fanny Chemla

P-CuReD – a fast wavefront reconstruction algorithm for XAO with pyramid WFS     [Slides]
Iuliia Shatokhina, Andreas Obereder

Design and Testing of GPU based RTC for TMT NFIRAOS     [Paper]     [Slides]
Lianqi Wang

Reliable optimal control for ELT AO systems     [Slides]
Niek Doelman


Atmospheric turbulence and AO disturbances

PML/PBL: A new generalized monitor of atmospheric turbulence profiles     [Paper]
Aziz Ziad, Flavien Blary, Julien Borgnino, Yan Fanteï-Caujolle, Eric Aristidi, François Martin, Henri Lantéri, Richard Douet, Erick Bondoux, Djamel Mekarnia

Surface Layer turbulence profiling with the SL-SLODAR and LuSci at ESO Paranal Observatory     [Paper]
Gianluca Lombardi, Marc Sarazin, Farid Char, C. Gonzales Avila, Julio Navarrete, Andrei Tokovinin, R.w. Wilson, T. Buttlerey

Performance of two turbulence profilers for a MCAO system under strong dome seeing conditions
Andrés Guesalaga, Benoit Neichel, Angela Cortés, Dani Guzman

A roadmap for a new era turbulence studies program applied to the ground-based astronomy supported by AO     [Paper]     [Poster]
Elena Masciadri, Gérard Rousset, Thierry Fusco, Alastair Basden, Piercarlo Bonifacio, Jesus Fuensalida, Clélia Robert, Marc Sarazin, Richard Wilson, Aziz Ziad

Defining reference turbulence profiles for E-ELT AO performance simulations     [Paper]     [Slides]
Marc Sarazin, Miska Le Louarn, Joana Ascenso, Giancluca Lombardi, Julio Navarrete

Analysis of the frozen flow assumption using GeMS telemetry data     [Paper]     [Slides]
Angela Cortés, Alex Rudy, Benoit Neichel, Lisa Poyneer, S. Mark Ammons, Andrés Guesalaga

Lotuce: A new monitor for turbulence characterization inside telescope's dome     [Paper]
Aziz Ziad, Wassila Dali Ali, Julien Borgnino, Marc Sarazin, Bernard Buzzoni

Cn2 profile reconstruction with Shack-Hartmann slope and scintillation data: first on-sky results     [Paper]     [Slides]
Juliette Voyez, Clélia Robert, Jean-Marc Conan, Laurent Mugnier, Vincent Michau, Bruno Fleury, Etienne Samain, Aziz Ziad

First results on dome turbulence characterisation using the LOTUCE prototype     [Paper]
Amokrane Berdja, James Osborn, Marc Sarazin, Wassila Dali Ali, Aziz Ziad

Stereo SCIDAR: Profiling atmospheric optical turbulence with improved altitude resolution     [Paper]     [Slides]
James Osborn, Richard Wilson, Harry Shepherd, Timothy Butterley, Vik Dhillon, Remy Avila

An accelerometer based dual loop approach to minimize the impact of fast telescope vibrations seen by the E-ELT/MICADO wavefront sensors
Alexander Keck, Jörg-Uwe Pott, Oliver Sawodny

MOSE: a feasibility study for the prediction of the optical turbulence and meteorological parameters at Cerro Paranal and Cerro Armazones     [Paper]     [Slides]
Elena Masciadri, Franck Lascaux, Luca Fini

MOSE: meso-scale prediction of near-ground meteorological parameters at ESO sites (Cerro Paranal and Cerro Armazones)     [Paper]
Franck Lascaux, Elena Masciadri, Luca Fini


Data post-processing & optimization

Deconvolution-based super resolution for post-AO data     [Paper]     [Poster]
Marcel Carbillet, Andrea La Camera, Olivier Chesneau, Florentin Millour, Julien Girard, Marco Prato

Efficient PSF reconstruction process for partially-corrected GLAO images: application to the MUSE-wide field modes
Remy Villecroze, Thierry Fusco, Roland Bacon, Pierre-Yves Madec, Benoit Neichel

Using Phase Diversity for Science Camera Pupil and Deformable Mirror Registration. Adaptive Optics Point Spread Function Reconstruction for Faint Natural Guide Stars Observations     [Slides]
Laurent Jolissaint, Sam Ragland, Peter Wizinowich, Chris Neyman, Laurent Mugnier, Maxime Boccas, Chadwick Trujillo

Point Spread Function extraction in crowded fields using blind deconvolution     [Paper]
Laura Schreiber, Andrea La Camera, Marco Prato, Emiliano Diolaiti

A new method for adaptive optics point spread function reconstruction     [Paper]
Jonathan Exposito, Damien Gratadour, Gérard Rousset, Yann Clenet, Eric Gendron, Laurent Mugnier

Practical issues with phase diversity for NCPA compensation resolved on the CANARY demonstrator     [Paper]     [Slides]
Damien Gratadour, Eric Gendron, Gérard Rousset

First performance of the GeMS + GMOS system     [Paper]
Pascale Hibon, Benoit Neichel, Benjamin Prout, François Rigaut, Alice Koning, German Gimeno, Rodrigo Carrasco, Claudia Winge, Peter Pessev, Fabrice Vidal, Andrew Serio, Gustavo Arriagada

From CANARY to ELT: lessons learned in open-loop tomography     [Paper]     [Slides]
Olivier Martin, Eric Gendron, Gérard Rousset, Fabrice Vidal, Tim Morris, Richard Myers

Point spread function reconstruction on the Gemini Canopus bench     [Paper]
Luc Gilles, Benoit Neichel, Jean-Pierre Veran, Brent Ellerbroek

Analysis tools for the calibration and commissioning of the AOF     [Paper]
Aurea Garcia-Rissmann, Johann Kolb, Miska Le Louarn, Pierre-Yves Madec, Nicolas Muller

Super resolution imaging with an ELT: Kernel-phase interferometry     [Paper]     [Slides]
Frantz Martinache


Other

The Laboratory Results of a 595-unit Adaptive Optical System     [Paper]
Changhui Rao, Kai Wei, Ang Zhang, Xiaojun Zhang, Luchun Zhou, Hua Bao, Shengqian Wang, Xiaoyu Ma, Youming Guo, Xuejun Zhang, Hao Xian, Yudong Zhang

AdapTube: Adaptive Optics animations for tutorial purpose     [Paper]
Marco Dima, Roberto Ragazzoni, Maria Bergomi, Jacopo Farinato, Demetrio Magrin, Luca Marafatto, Valentina Viotto

Characterization of the main components of the GTCAO system: 373 actuators DM and Ocam2 camera     [Paper]     [Poster]
Dolores Bello, Luc Boucher, Mireia Rosado, Javier Castro López, Philippe Feautrier