8 Overview of Operational Solar AO Systems

The DST AO system was already described in some detail in the previous sections. A copy of AO76 is now operating at the NST integrated with an optical system designed and optimized for the NST (Cao et al., 2010). Several other AO systems are successfully operating at solar telescopes and have significantly increased the scientific productivity of these facilities. Without claiming completeness a few of these systems, which arguably might be considered scientifically most productive, are described in the following sections.

 8.1 The Swedish Solar Telecope (SST) AO system
 8.2 Kiepenheuer Institute Adaptive Optics System (KAOS)
 8.3 Adaptive optics for the infrared at the McMath–Pierce Telescope
 8.4 Systems under development

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