Laser Guide Star with OGS

End year
2012
Organizational Unit
    Description

    The aim of this project is to create laser guide stars with the OGS laser. Artificial laser stars are needed for the adaptive optics systems being developed for all of the large earth telescopes, in order to correct the effect of atmospheric turbulence on the quality of the image. As well as developing instruments the project will characterise the upper layer of the atmosphere over the observatories (80-110 km), the zone in which backscattering, caused by the resonance of sodium and potassium atoms, is produced. The current plans are to: Undertake monthly sodium layer observation campaigns Study methods for increasing the potency of the system and other improvements Conversion to LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging).

    Principal investigator
    JESUS JIMENEZ FUENSALIDA
    Project manager
    Project staff
    Fausto Escobar Romero
    Yolanda Martín
    Ángeles Rodríguez Hernández
    Héctor Vázquez Ramio
    Collaborators
    ANTONIA MARIA VARELA PEREZ
    Jean Vernin - Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis
    José M. Rodríguez-Ramos - Universidad de La Laguna
    José María Rodríguez-González - Instituto Nacional de Meteorología

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    Related installation
    OGS
    OGS
    Optical Ground Station
    Telescope
    Nocturnal
    Ø 100.00 cm