12th Annual Workshop on Laser Technology and Systems for Astronomical Adaptive Optics

The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) will be hosting the 12th Annual Workshop on Laser Technology and Systems for Astronomical Adaptive Optics (Lasers for Adaptive Optics, L4AO). This is a two-day workshop that will be held on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th of June, 2017, in the IAC headquarters at La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.

Topics of interest include:

  • Sodium and Rayleigh return modeling and measurements
  • Theory of pulsed sodium excitation, optimal laser pulse and frequency formats
  • On-telescope testing and commissioning experience
  • Approaches to laser beam transport and launch
  • Laser safety and operational aspects
  • LGS related technologies
  • LGS measurement and monitoring
  • AO performance with LGS

If you'd like to present something on any of these topics, or have other laser or LGS related topics you wish to suggest for discussion, please contact the organiser (l4ao_tenerife2017@iac.es) for inclusion within the agenda.

Agenda:

List of participants (40):

Ángel Alonso Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias Spain
S. Mark Ammons Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory USA
Julio Castro-Almazán Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias Spain
Laure Catala Gemini Observatory Chile
Ángela Cortés Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics Germany
Robert Daddato European Space Agency-ESOC Germany
Céline D'Orgeville Australian National University Australia
Martin Enderlein TOPTICA Projects GmbH Germany
Pierre Haguenauer European Southern Observatory Germany
Kayla Hardie Thirty Meter Telescope USA
Joschua Hellemeier University of British Columbia Canada
Pascale Hibon European Southern Observatory Germany
Paul Hirst Gemini Observatory Chile
Ron Holzlöhner European Southern Observatory Germany
Robert Johnson AFRL Starfire Optical Range USA
Frank Lison TOPTICA Projects GmbH Germany
Eduardo Marín Gemini Observatory Chile
Noelia Martínez Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias Spain
Vanessa Montes Gemini Observatory Chile
Icíar Montilla Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias Spain
Cristian Moreno Gemini Observatory Chile
Tim Morris Durham University UK
Casiana Muñoz-Tuñón Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias Spain
Benoit Neichel Laboratoire dÁstrophysique de Marseille France
Gilles Orban-De-Xivry University Of Liège Belgium
James Osborn Durham University UK
Ángel Otárola Thirty Meter Telescope USA
Felipe Pedreros-Bustos Johannes Gutenberg Universität Germany
Thomas Pfrommer European Southern Observatory Germany
Gustavo Rahmer Large Binocular Telescope USA
Andrew P. Reeves Durham University UK
Marcos Reyes García-Talavera Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias Spain
Francois Rigaut Australian National University Australia
Luis Fernando Rodríguez-Ramos Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias Spain
Jorge Sánchez-Capuchino Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias Spain
Gaetano Sivo Gemini Observatory Chile
Michael Steinbock AFRL Starfire Optical Range USA
Matthew J. Townson Durham University UK
Frédéric Vogt European Southern Observatory Germany
Huizhe Yang Durham University UK

 

Lunches will be provided on the Friday and Saturday, with a workshop dinner. To facilitate attendance to the AO4ELT5, the registration fee will include a bus seat from La Laguna to Hotel Botánico, in Puerto de la Cruz, on the Sunday morning.

The Registration fee of the workshop will be 100€ and includes:

 

  • Registration for attendance and coffee breaks
  • Lunches (Friday and Saturday)
  • Workshop dinner (Friday or Saturday night -pending-)
  • Bus journey from La Laguna to Puerto de la Cruz.

The IAC have reserved some rooms at a special price for the participants at the nearby 4 star hotel Laguna Nivaria, a 16-th century building located in the old town of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site,

Single room with breakfast 73,00 eur
Double room with breakfast 85,00 eur


Please, inform colleagues who may be interested in attending.

Please feel free to download, print and post in your institution the conference poster.

Registration is closed. Thank you very much to all the participants