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Peer-Reviewed Publications

1.  Neichel, B.; Lu, J.R.; Rigaut, F.; Ammons, S. M.; Carrasco, E.R.; and Lassalle, E.  2014, "Astrometric performance of the Gemini multiconjugate adaptive optics system in crowded fields," MNRAS, 445, 500.

2.  Oesch, P. A.; Bouwens, R. J.; Illingworth, G. D.; Franx, M.; Ammons, S. M.; van Dokkum, P. G.; Trenti, M.; and Labbe, I.  2014, "First Frontier Field Constraints on the Cosmic Star-Formation Rate Density at z~10 - The Impact of Lensing Shear on Completeness of High-Redshift Galaxy Samples," submitted to ApJ, arXiv/1409:1228.

3.  French, K. D.; Wong, K. C.; Zabludoff, A. I.; Ammons, S. M.; Keeton, C. R.; and Angulo, R. E.  2014, "Characterizing the Best Cosmic Telescopes with the Millennium Simulations," ApJ, 785, 59.

4.  Ammons, S. M.; Wong, K. C.; Zabludoff, A. I.; and Keeton, C. R.  2014, "Mapping Compound Cosmic Telescopes Containing Multiple Projected Cluster-scale Halos," ApJ, 781, 2.

5.  Bendek, E. A.; Guyon, O.; Ammons, S. M.; and Belikov, R.  2013, "Laboratory Demonstration of Astrometric Compensation Using a Diffractive Pupil," PASP, 125, 1212.

6.  Wong, K.C.; Zabludoff, A.I.; Ammons, S.M.; Keeton, C.R.; Hogg, D.W.; and Gonzalez, A.H. 2013, "A New Approach to Identifying the Most Powerful Gravitational Lensing Telescopes," ApJ, 769, 52.

7.  Guyon, O.; Eisner, J.A.;  Angel, R.; Woolf, N.; Bendek, E.A.; Milster, T.D.; Ammons, S.M.; Shao, M.; Shaklan, S.; Levine, M.; Nemati, B.; Martinache, F.; Pitman, J.; Woodruff, R.; and Belikov, R.  2013, "Simultaneous Exoplanet Characterization and Deep Wide Field Imaging with a Diffractive Pupil Telescope," ApJ, 767, 11.

8.  Guyon, O.; Bendek, E.A.; Eisner, J.A.; Angel, R.; Woolf, N.J.; Milster, T.D.; Ammons, S.M.; Shao, M.; Shalkan, S.; Levine, M.; Nemati, B.; Pitman, J.; Woodruff, R.A.; and Belikov, R.  2012, "High Precision Astrometry with a Diffractive Pupil Telescope," ApJS, 200, 11.

9.  Wong, K.C.; Ammons, S.M.; Keeton, C.R.; and Zabludoff, A.I. 2012, "Optimal Mass Configurations for Lensing High-redshift Galaxies," ApJ, 752, 104.

10.  Medling, A.; Ammons, S.M.; Max, C.; Davies, R.; Engel, H.; and Canalizo, G.  2011, "Mass of the Southern Black Hole in NGC 6240 from Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics," ApJ, 743, 32.

11.  Ammons, S.M.; Rosario, D.; Koo, D.; Dutton, A.; Melbourne, J.; Max, C.; Mozena, M.; Kocevski, D.; McGrath, E.; Bouwens, R.; and Magee, D. 2011, "AGN Unification at z ~ 1: u - R Colors and Gradients in X-ray AGN Hosts," ApJ, 740, 3.

12.  Rosario, D.; McGurk, R.; Max, C.; Shields, G.; Smith, K.; and Ammons, S.M.  2011, "Adaptive Optics Imaging of QSOs with Double-Peaked Narrow Lines: Are they Dual AGNs?" ApJ, 739, 44.

13.  Ammons, S.M.; Johnson, L.; Laag, E.A.; Kupke, R; Bauman, B.J.; Gavel, D.T.; and Max, C.E.  2010, "First Laboratory Demonstration of Multi-Object and Laser Tomographic Adaptive Optics on a 10 meter telescope," PASP, 122, 573.

14.  Melbourne, J.; Williams, B.; Dalcanton, J.; Ammons, S.M.; Max, C.; Koo, D.C.; Girardi, L.; and Dolphin, A.  2010, "The Asymptotic Giant Branch and the Tip of the Red Giant Branch as Probes of Star Formation History: The Nearby Dwarf Irregular Galaxy KKH 98," ApJ, 712, 469.

15.  Ammons, S.M.; Melbourne, J.; Max, C.E.; Koo, D.C.; and Rosario, D.J.V.  2009,  "Spatially Resolved Stellar Populations of Eight GOODS-South AGN at z~1," AJ, 137, 470.

16.  Laag, E.A.; Ammons, S.M.; Gavel, D.T.; and Kupke, R.  2008, "Multi-conjugate adaptive optics results from the laboratory for adaptive optics MCAO/MOAO testbed," Journal of the Optical Society of America-A, 25, 2114.

17.  Melbourne, J.; Ammons, M.; Wright, S. A.; Metevier, A.; Steinbring, E.; Max, C.; Koo, D. C.; Larkin, J. E.; and Barczys, M. 2008, "Triggered or Self-Regulated Star Formation Within Intermediate Redshift Luminous Infrared Galaxies. I. Morphologies and Spectral Energy Distributions," AJ, 135, 1207.

18.  Marshall, P.J.; Treu, T.; Melbourne, J.; Gavazzi, R.; Bundy, K.; Ammons, S.M.; Bolton, A.S.; Burles, S.; Larkin, J.E.; Le Mignant, D.; Koo, D.C.; Koopmans, L.V.E.; Max, C.E.; Moustakas, L.A.; Steinbring, E.; and Wright, S.A.  2007, "Superresolving Distant Galaxies with Gravitational Telescopes: Keck Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics and Hubble Space Telescope Imaging of the Lens System SDSS J0737+3216," ApJ, 671, 1196.

19.  Robinson, S.E.; Ammons, S.M.; Kretke, K.A.; Strader, J.; Wertheimer, J.G.; Fischer, D.A.; and Laughlin, G.  2007, "The N2K Consortium. VII. Atmospheric Parameters of 1907 Metal-rich Stars: Finding Planet-Search Targets," ApJS, 169, 430.

20.  Ammons, S.M.; Robinson, S.E.; Strader, J.; Laughlin, G.; Fischer, D.; and Wolf, A.  2006, "The N2K Consortium. IV. New Temperatures and Metallicities for More than 100,000 FGK Dwarfs," ApJ, 638, 1004.

21.  Robinson, S.E.; Strader, J.; Ammons, S.M.; Laughlin, G.; and Fischer, D.  2006, "The N2K Consortium. V. Identifying Very Metal-rich Stars with Low-Resolution Spectra: Finding Planet-Search Targets," ApJ, 637, 1002.  

22.  Fischer, D.A.; Laughlin, G.; Marcy, G.W.; Butler, R.P.; Vogt, S.S.; Johnson, J.A.; Henry, G.W.; McCarthy, C.; Ammons, M.; Robinson, S.; Strader, J.; Valenti, J.A.; McCullough, P.R.; Charbonneau, D.; Haislip, J.; Knutson, H.A.; Reichart, D.E.; McGee, P.; Monard, B.; Wright, J.T.; Ida, S.; Sato, B.; and Minniti, D.  2006, "The N2K Consortium. III. Short-Period Planets Orbiting HD 149143 and HD 109749," ApJ, 637, 1094.

23.  Sato, B.; Fischer, D.A.; Henry, G.W.; Laughlin, G.; Butler, R.P.; Marcy, G.W.; Vogt, S.S.; Bodenheimer, P.; Ida, S.; Toyota, E.; Wolf, A.; Valenti, J.A.; Boyd, L.J.; Johnson, J.A.; Wright, J.T.; Ammons, M.; Robinson, S.; Strader, J.; McCarthy, C.; Tah, K. L.; and Minniti, D.  2005, "The N2K Consortium. II. A Transiting Hot Saturn around HD 149026 with a Large Dense Core," ApJ, 633, 465.

24.  Fischer, D.A.; Laughlin, G.; Butler, P.; Marcy, G.; Johnson, J.; Henry, G.; Valenti, J.; Vogt, S.; Ammons, M.; Robinson, S.; Spear, G.; Strader, J.; Driscoll, P.; Fuller, A.; Johnson, T.; Manrao, E.; McCarthy, C.; Muñoz, M.; Tah, K. L.; Wright, J.; Ida, S.; Sato, B.; Toyota, E.; and Minniti, D.  2005, "The N2K Consortium. I. A Hot Saturn Planet Orbiting HD 88133," ApJ, 620, 481.

SPIE Manuscripts

1.  Ammons, S. M.; Neichel, B.; Lu, J.; Gavel, D.T.; Srinath, S.; McGurk, R.; Rudy, A.; Rockosi, C.; Marois, C.; Macintosh, B.;  Savransky, D.; Galicher, R.; Bendek, E.; Guyon, O.; Marin, E.; Garrel, V.; and Sivo, G.  2014, "A measurement of the systematic astrometric error in GeMS and the short-term astrometric precision in ShaneAO," proc. SPIE, 9148, 1J.

2.  Srinath, S.; Poyneer, L.A.; Rudy, A.R.; and Ammons, S. M.  2014, "Remembrance of phases past: An autoregressive method for generating realistic atmospheres in simulations," proc. SPIE, 9148, 6W.

3.  Rudy, A.R.; Srinath, S.; Poyneer, L.; Ammons, S. M.; Gavel, D.; Kupke, R.; Dillon, D.; and Rockosi, C.  2014, "Progress towards wind predictive control on ShaneAO: test bench results," proc. SPIE, 9148, 1Z. 

4.  Bendek, E.A.; Guyon, O.; Belikov, R.; Ammons, S. M.; Milster, T.; Kim, Y.-S.; and Johnson, L2013, "Exoplanet detection and characterization using combined coronagraphy and sub-uas astrometry from space," proc. SPIE, 8864, 05.

5.  Ammons, S.M.; Bendek, E.; and Guyon, O.  2012, “Theoretical Limits on Bright Star Astrometry with Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics using a Diffractive Pupil,” proc. SPIE, 8447, 0P.

6.  Ammons, S.M.; Poyneer, L.; Gavel, D.T.; Kupke, R.; Max, C.; and Johnson, L., “Evidence that Wind Prediction with Multiple Guide Stars Reduces Tomographic Errors and Expands MOAO Field of Regard,” proc. SPIE, 8447, 1U.

7.  Guyon, O.; Bendek, E.; Ammons, S.M.; Shao, M.; Shaklan, S.B.; Woodruff, R.A.; Belikov, R.; and Milster, T.D.  2012, “Simultaneous coronagraphic imaging and astrometric mass measurement of habitable exoplanets with the diffractive pupil telescope concept,” proc. SPIE, 8442, 0K.

8.  Bendek, E.A. Ammons, S.M.; Belikov, R.; Pluzhnik, E.; and Guyon, O.  2012, “High precision astrometry laboratory demonstration for exoplanet detection using a diffractive pupil,,” proc. SPIE, 8442, 43.

9.  Hart, M.; Codona, J.; Ammons, S.M.; Macintosh, B.; McCarville, T.; Pardini, T.; Pivovaroff, M.J.; and Poyneer, L.  2012, “Conceptual design of a grazing incidence x-ray deformable mirror using voice-coil actuators,” proc. SPIE, 8503, 4, also proc. SPIE, 8447, 66.

10.  Hart, M.; Ammons, S.M.; Coughenour, B.; and Romeo, R.  2012, "Unconventional adaptive mirrors at the University of Arizona," proc. SPIE, 8373, 24.

11.  Ammons, S.M.; Hart, M.; Coughenour, B., Romeo, R.; Martin, R.; and Rademacher, M.  2011, "Demonstration of a 17 cm robust carbon fiber deformable mirror for adaptive optics," proc. SPIE, 8149, 11.

12.  Ammons, S.M.; Bendek, E., and Guyon, O.  2011, "Microarcsecond relative astrometry from the ground with a diffractive pupil," proc. SPIE, 8151, 25.

13.  Guyon, O.; Bendek, E., Ammons, S.M.; Milster, T.; Belikov, R.; Shaklan, S.; Shao, M.; and Woodruff, R.  2011, "Diffractive pupil telescope for high-precision space astrometry," proc. SPIE, 8151, 24.

14.  Bendek, E., Ammons, S.M.; Milster, T.; and Guyon, O.  2011, "Dynamic distortion calibration using a diffracting pupil:  high precision astrometry laboratory demonstration for exoplanet detection," proc. SPIE, 8151, 26.

15.  Ammons, S.M.; Johnson, L.; Kupke, R.; Gavel, D.; and Max, C.  2010, "Experimental demonstration of laser tomographic adaptive optics on a 30-meter telescope at 800 nm," proc. SPIE, 7736, 73.

16.  Coughenour, B.; Ammons, S.M.; Hart, M.; Romeo, R.; Martin, R.; Rademacher, M.; and Bailey, H.  2010, "Demonstration of a robust curved carbon fiber reinforced polymer deformable mirror with low surface error," proc. SPIE, 7736, 117.

17.  Bendek, E.; Hart, M.; Powell, K.; Milton, N.M.; Vaitheeswaran, V.; McCarthy, D.; Kulesa, C.; Callahan, S.; Ammons, S. M.; and Garcia Rissmann, A.  2010, "Status of the 6.5m MMT Telescope laser adaptive optics system," proc. SPIE, 7736, 22.

18.  Guyon, O.; Shao, M.; Shaklan, S.; Levine, M.; Ammons, S.M.; Bendek, E.; Woodruff, R.; Nemati, B.; and Pitman, J.  2010, "Single aperture imaging astrometry with a diffracting pupil: application to exoplanet mass measurement with a small coronagraphic space telescope," proc. SPIE, 7731, 71.

19.  Ammons, S.M.; Johnson, L.; Laag, E.A.; Kupke, R; and Gavel, D.T.  2008, "Laboratory Demonstrations of Multi-Object Adaptive Optics in the visible on a 10 meter telescope," proc. SPIE, 7015, 5.

20.  Ammons, S.M.; Gavel, D.T.; Dillon, D.; Reinig, M.; Grigsby, B.; and Morzinski, K.M.  2008, "Application of Hartmann Linearity Calibrations to ViLLaGEs," proc. SPIE, 7015, 112.

21.  Gavel, D.T.; Ammons, M.; Bauman, B.J.; Dillon, D.R.; Gates, E.L.; Grigsby, B.J.; Johnson, J.A.; Lockwood, C.; Morzinski, K.M.; Palmer, D.W.; Reinig, M.R.; and Severson, S.A.  2008, "Visible light laser guidestar experimental system (Villages)," proc. SPIE, 7015, 8.

22.  Grigsby, B.J.; Lockwood, C.; Bauman, B.J.; Gavel, D.T.; Johnson, J.A.; Ammons, M.; Dillon, D.R.; Morzinski, K.M.; Reinig, M.R.; Palmer, D.W; and Gates, E.L.; and .  2008, "Design on an on-sky visible-light MEMS-based AO sytem," proc. SPIE, 7018, 126.

23.  Gavel, D.; Severson, S.; Bauman, B.; Dillon, D.; Reinig, M.; Lockwood, C.; Palmer, D.; Morzinski, K.; Ammons, M.; Gates, E.; and Grigsby, B.  2008, "Villages: an on-sky visible wavelength astronomy AO experiment using a MEMS deformable mirror," proc. SPIE, 6888, 4.

24.  Ammons, S.M.; Laag, E.A.; Kupke, R.; Gavel, D.T.; and Max, C.E.  2007, "Enabling laboratory demonstrations of multi-object adaptive optics with linearity calibrations," proc. SPIE, 6691, 5.

25.  Morzinski, K.M.; Harpsøe, K.B.W.; Gavel, D.T.; and Ammons, S.M.  2007, "The open-loop control of MEMS: modeling and experimental results," proc. SPIE, 6467, 13.

26.  Ammons, S.M.; Kupke, R.; Laag, E.A.; Gavel, D.T.; Dillon, D.R.; Reinig, M.R.; Bauman, B.J.; Max, C.E.; and Johnson, J.A.  2006, "First results from the UCSC Laboratory for Adaptive Optics multi-conjugate and multi-object adaptive optics testbed," proc. SPIE, 6272, 2.

27.  Keller, C.U.; Plymate, C.; and Ammons, S.M.  2002, "Low-cost solar adaptive optics in the infrared," proc. SPIE, 4853, 351.

Conference Proceedings

1.  Ammons, S.;  Wong, K.C.; Zabludoff, A.I.; Keeton, C.R.; and French, D.  2012, "The Most Powerful Cosmic Telescopes for Constraining the Faint-end Slope of the z > 7 Luminosity Function," AAS, 331.06.

2.  Bendek, E.; Guyon, O.; Shao, M.; Ammons, M.; Shaklan, S.; Belikov, R.; and Woodruff, R.  2012, "High precision astrometry with a Diffractive Pupil Telescope," AAS, 155.18.

3.  Ammons, S.M.; Coughenour, B.; Hart, M.; Romeo, R.; and Martin, R.  2011, "Demonstration Of A Robust Composite Deformable Secondary Mirror With Low Surface Error," AAS, 413.06.

4.  Ammons, S. M.; Severson, S.; Armstrong, J. D.; Crossfield, I.; Do, T.; Fitzgerald, M.; Harrington, D.; Hickenbotham, A.; Hunter, J.; Johnson, J.; Johnson, L.; Li, K.; Lu, J.; Maness, H.; Morzinski, K.; Norton, A.; Putnam, N.; Roorda, A.; Rossi, E.; and Yelda, S.  2010, "The Adaptive Optics Summer School Laboratory Activities," Learning from Inquity in Practice, ASP Conf. Series, 436, 394.

5.  Metevier, A.; Joggerst, C.; Moth, P.; Lotz, J.; Pollack, L.; Noeske, K.; Lopez, L.; Laver, C.; Rubin, K.; Ammons, S.M.; Laird, E.; and Newton, A.  2010, "The Hartnell Astronomy Short Course," Learning from Inquity in Practice, ASP Conf. Series, 436, 364.

6.  Harrington, D.; Ammons, S.M.; Hunter, L.; Max, C.; Hoffmann, M.; Pitts, M.; and Armstrong, J. D.  2010, "Teaching Optics and Systems Engineering With Adaptive Optics Workbenches," Learning from Inquity in Practice, ASP Conf. Series, 436, 306.

7.  Do, T.; Fitzgerald, M.; Ammons, S.M.; Crossfield, I.; Yelda, S.; Armstrong, J. D.; and Severson, S.  2010, "A Fourier Optics and Wavefront Sensing Laboratory Activity," Learning from Inquity in Practice, ASP Conf. Series, 436, 160.

8.  Guyon, O.; Shao, M.; Levine, M.; Woodruff, R.; Ammons, S.M.; Bendek, E.; Pitman, J.; and Nemati, B.  2010, "Exoplanet Detection and Characterization with a Combined Space Astrometry and Coronagraphy Mission," In the Spirit of Lyot 2010, University of Paris, 77.

9.  Bendek, E.; Ammons, S.M., Milster, T.; Guyon, O.  2010, "Single aperture imaging astrometry with a diffracting pupil: laboratory demonstration," In the Spirit of Lyot 2010, University of Paris, 75.

10.  Ammons, S.; Rosario, D. J. V.; Dutton, A.; Koo, D.; and Max, C.  2010, "The role of AGN in quenching of massive galaxies At z∼1," AAS, 383.06.

11.  Ammons, S.M.; Johnson, L.; Gavel, D.; Kupke, R.; and Max, C. 2010, "Laboratory Experiments of Laser Tomographic Adaptive Optics at Visible Wavelengths on a 10-meter Telescope," Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescopes, EDP Sciences, 8005.

12.  Ammons, S.; Rosario, D.; Dutton, A.; Koo, D.; Melbourne, J.; and Max, C.  2009, "Towards Advanced Study of Active Galactic Nuclei with Visible-Light Adaptive Optics," AAS, 303.03.

13.  Ammons, S.; Melbourne, J.; Koo, D. C.; Max, C. E.; Rosario, D. J. V.; and Dutton, A.  2009, "Probing the Central Stellar Populations of z∼1 AGN with Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics," AAS, 342.01.

14.  Mozena, M.; Ammons, M.; Dutton, A.; Koo, D.; and Max, C.  2009, "A Study Of Massive Bulge-less Disk Galaxies At z∼1 Using LGS-AO NIRC2 K'-band And ACS I-band Imaging," AAS, 424.27.

15.  Medling, Anne; Ammons, M.; Max, C.; Davies, R.; and Engel, H.  2009, "Measuring Black Hole Masses with the OSIRIS IFU Spectrograph at Keck," AAS, 437.01.

16.  Ammons, S.M.; Melbourne, J.; Max, C.E.; Koo, D.C.; and Rosario, D.J.V.  2008, "Evidence for Distributed Young Stellar Populations in Strong AGN at z~1," BAAS, 212, 2010.

17.  Ammons, S.M.; Melbourne, J.; Max, C.E.; and Koo, D.C.  2007, "Keck laser guide star observations of 11 GOODS-South Chandra sources at z ~ 1," proc. IAUS, 245, 463.  

18.  Laag, E.; Gavel, D.; and Ammons, M.  2007, "Open-Loop Woofer-Tweeter Control on the LAO Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics Testbed," proceedings of The 6th International Workshop on Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine (astro-ph:  0710.0405).

19.  Gavel, D.T.; Ammons, S.M.; and Laag, E.A.  2007, "A Comparison of Tomography Reconstruction Techniques for MCAO and MOAO: Theory and Laboratory Experience," in Adaptive Optics:  Analysis and Methods, Optical Society of America Technical Digest, AMA1.

20.  Koo, D.C.; Melbourne, J.; Max, C.; Metevier, A.; Ammons, M.; Larkin, J.E.; Barczys, M.; Wright, S.A.; and Steinbring, E.  2007, "CATS: CfAO Treasury Survey of distant galaxies, supernovae, and AGN's," proc. IAUS, 235, 355.

21. Robinson, S.E.; Ammons, S.; Strader, J.; Fischer, D.A.; Kretke, K.A.; Wertheimer, J.G.; and Laughlin, G.P.  2006, "The Status of the N2K Project: >400 Optimal Planet-Search Targets and 3 New Planets Found," BAAS, 38, 101.

22.  Ammons, S.M.; Laughlin, G.; Robinson, S.E.; Strader, J.; and Fischer, D.A.  2004, "Broadband photometric calibrations of Fundamental Stellar Properties for Stars in the Tycho 2 Catalog," BAAS, 37, 379.

23.  Robinson, S.; Strader, J.; Ammons, M.; Laughlin, G.; and Fischer, D.  2004, "Identifying Likely Planet-Bearing Stars with Low-Resolution Spectroscopy," BAAS, 36, 1406.

24.  Ammons, S.M. and Keller, C.U.  2002, "Preliminary tests of a low-cost solar infrared adaptive optics system," BAAS, 34, 736.