In this article, we describe the different methods to simulate Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics (MCAO) systems. First, analytical (error-budget type) and semi-analytical (Fourier) methods are described. We then describe the different modules required to make end-to-end (Monte Carlo) simulations of these systems. Finally, we present some of the computational challenges associated with the simulation of MCAO on Extremely Large Telescopes (ELTs). © 2005 Académie des sciences. Published by Elsevier SAS. All rights reserved.
Le Louarn, M., Verinaud, C., & Korkiakoski, V. (2005, December). Simulation of MCAO on (extremely) large telescopes. Comptes Rendus Physique. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crhy.2005.10.004