MOAO activities in Tohoku University

Masayuki Akiyama, Shin Oya, Kazuhiro Hane, Tong Wu, Chihiro Tohoku

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We started adaptive optics (AO) development activities in Tohoku university targeting Multi-Object Adaptive Optics (MOAO) system for the next generation ground-based large telescopes. In order to realize an MOAO system, we are currently conducting two R&Ds. First one is a development of a large stroke (20μm) Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) deformable mirror with large number of elements (>3000) which is necessary to achieve mild Strehl Ratio in an AO systems for 30m class telescopes. Based on our original design to achieve the requirements, prototyping of the device is currently underway using the MEMS development facility in our university. Second one is a consideration of tomographic algorithm for the wavefront estimation required for an MOAO system. The algorithm will be tested on a test bench simulating multiple guide stars and wavefront sensors. Concept design of the test bench is shown. MEMS-DM and MOAO testbed developments will be concluded by 2013.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdaptive Optics Systems II
EditionPART 1
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Oct 18
EventAdaptive Optics Systems II - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2010 Jun 272010 Jul 2

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
NumberPART 1
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherAdaptive Optics Systems II
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Mems deformable mirror
  • Multi-Object adaptive optics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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