Description of the Chicago Adaptive Optics System (ChAOS)

Edward J. Kibblewhite*, Walter J. Wild, Barbara Carter, Mark R. Chun, Fang Shi, Michael F. Smutko, Vijuna Scor

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This paper describes some of the history and the current design of the Chicago Adaptive Optics System (ChAOS). ChAOS is a facility AO system using a sodium layer laser beacon which is due to be permanently mounted on a 3.5 meter ARC telescope located at Apache Point New Mexico. First light is expected in 1995.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsMark A. Ealey, Fritz Merkle
Number of pages10
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994
EventAdaptive Optics in Astronomy - Kailua, HI, USA
Duration: Mar 17 1994Mar 18 1994


OtherAdaptive Optics in Astronomy
CityKailua, HI, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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