Abstract

We present experimental results that demonstrate real-time, atmospheric-turbulence compensation of a bright star with the use of two synthetic beacons. Each beacon was used to measure the phase aberrations over only part of the telescope aperture, a configuration that is suitable for reducing focal-anisoplanatism error. To our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of atmospheric compensation with the use of multiple synthetic beacons.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

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