State of the Art Adaptive Optics

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HartSCI Adaptive Optics

      Adaptive optics (AO) is a technology that sharpens the images made by a telescope. AO compensates in real time for the blur imposed by the Earth’s turbulent atmosphere, the same effect that’s responsible for the familiar twinkling of starlight and the shimmer across a hot parking lot. The technology enables high-resolution pictures of planets, stars, galaxies. It is equally valuable in advanced laser communications links between the ground and orbiting satellites, as well as defense applications. The video here shows data collected by HartSCI’s ClearStar AO™ system looking at a star through a 70 cm telescope. When the AO system is not running the star dances around, flickering and flashing. But turn the AO on, and the star now appears bright, sharp, and stable.

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Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference

Sept. 27-30, 2022
Maui, Hawaiʻi

Schedule To Meet Us

Product Highlight

ClearStar AO™

ClearStar FF

Fiber Feed Unit (FFU)

COMING SOON
Laser Comm

 - AO for imaging at the diffraction limit

- Native interface to PlaneWave telescopes

- Supports PlaneWave IRF90 instrument rotator/focuser


- On sky the same day as installation


- Factory support for your instrument

- Diffraction-limited beam coupled directly into an optical fiber

- Uses HartSCI’s off-the-shelf fiber feed unit

- On sky the same day as installation

- Factory support for your instrument

- Fiber coupler that mounts directly to your telescope port

- Single-mode and multi-mode capability

- Built-in rapid tip-tilt correction for pinpoint centration on the fiber tip

- Factory support for your instrument

- AO tailored to telecom C/L bands

- Single-mode fiber coupled

- Supports coherent transmission protocols

- Separate receive/transmit channels available

Research

Image Restoration From Sodium Guide Star Observations In Daylight

Wide Field Astronomical Image Compensation With Multiple Laser-Guided Adaptive Optics

A Fast Wavefront Reconstructor for the Nonlinear Curvature Wavefront Sensor

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State of the Art Adaptive Optics

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HartSCI Adaptive Optics

      Adaptive optics (AO) is a technology that sharpens the images made by a telescope. AO compensates in real time for the blur imposed by the Earth’s turbulent atmosphere, the same effect that’s responsible for the familiar twinkling of starlight and the shimmer across a hot parking lot. The technology enables high-resolution pictures of planets, stars, galaxies. It is equally valuable in advanced laser communications links between the ground and orbiting satellites, as well as defense applications. The video here shows data collected by HartSCI’s ClearStar AO™ system looking at a star through a 70 cm telescope. When the AO system is not running the star dances around, flickering and flashing. But turn the AO on, and the star now appears bright, sharp, and stable.

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Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference

Sept. 27-30, 2022
Maui, Hawaiʻi

Schedule To Meet Us

Product Highlight

ClearStar AO™

ClearStar FF

 - AO for imaging at the diffraction limit

- Native interface to PlaneWave telescopes

- Supports PlaneWave IRF90 instrument rotator/focuser


- On sky the same day as installation


- Factory support for your instrument

- Diffraction-limited beam coupled directly into an optical fiber

- Uses HartSCI’s off-the-shelf fiber feed unit

- On sky the same day as installation

- Factory support for your instrument

Fiber Feed Unit (FFU)

COMING SOON
Laser Comm

- Fiber coupler that mounts directly to your telescope port

- Single-mode and multi-mode capability

- Built-in rapid tip-tilt correction for pinpoint centration on the fiber tip

- Factory support for your instrument

- AO tailored to telecom C/L bands

- Single-mode fiber coupled

- Supports coherent transmission protocols

- Separate receive/transmit channels available

Research

Image Restoration From Sodium Guide Star Observations In Daylight

Wide Field Astronomical Image Compensation With Multiple Laser-Guided Adaptive Optics

A Fast Wavefront Reconstructor for the Nonlinear Curvature Wavefront Sensor

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State of the Art Adaptive Optics

Learn More
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HartSCI Adaptive Optics

      Adaptive optics (AO) is a technology that sharpens the images made by a telescope. AO compensates in real time for the blur imposed by the Earth’s turbulent atmosphere, the same effect that’s responsible for the familiar twinkling of starlight and the shimmer across a hot parking lot. The technology enables high-resolution pictures of planets, stars, galaxies. It is equally valuable in advanced laser communications links between the ground and orbiting satellites, as well as defense applications. The video here shows data collected by HartSCI’s ClearStar AO™ system looking at a star through a 70 cm telescope. When the AO system is not running the star dances around, flickering and flashing. But turn the AO on, and the star now appears bright, sharp, and stable.

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Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies ConferenceSept.

Sept. 27-30, 2022
Maui, Hawaiʻi

Schedule To Meet Us

Product Highlight

ClearStar AO™

 - AO for imaging at the diffraction limit

- Native interface to PlaneWave telescopes

- Supports PlaneWave IRF90 instrument rotator/focuser


- On sky the same day as installation


- Factory support for your instrument

ClearStar FF

- Diffraction-limited beam coupled directly into an optical fiber

- Uses HartSCI’s off-the-shelf fiber feed unit

- On sky the same day as installation

- Factory support for your instrument

Fiber Feed Unit (FFU)

- Fiber coupler that mounts directly to your telescope port

- Single-mode and multi-mode capability

- Built-in rapid tip-tilt correction for pinpoint centration on the fiber tip

- Factory support for your instrument

COMING SOON
Laser Comm

- AO tailored to telecom C/L bands

- Single-mode fiber coupled

- Supports coherent transmission protocols

- Separate receive/transmit channels available

Research

Image Restoration From Sodium Guide Star Observations In Daylight

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Wide Field Astronomical Image Compensation With Multiple Laser-Guided Adaptive Optics

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A Fast Wavefront Reconstructor for the Nonlinear Curvature Wavefront Sensor

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