Design of the Calibration Unit for the MOAO Demonstrator RAVEN

Jean-Francois Lavigne, Frederic Lamontagne, Min Wang, Matthieu Tremblay, Olivier Lardière, David Andersen, Reston Nash, Patrice Côté, Geneviève Anctil, Colin Bradley & François Châteauneuf
The UVic AO Lab in collaboration with HIA and the Subaru telescope is currently designing Raven, a multi-object adaptive optics (MOAO) demonstrator that will be coupled to the Subaru Infrared Camera and Spectrograph (IRCS). Its main goal will be to demonstrate MOAO feasibility on the sky while allowing astronomers to beneficiate from the increased observing efficiency associated with such systems. INO is responsible for the Raven calibration unit design, fabrication and test. This sub-system consists...