Abstract

We appreciate the thoughtful comments by Kellerer [Appl. Opt. 53, 7643 (2014) [CrossRef]  ] to our recent study [Appl. Opt. 53, 685 (2014) [CrossRef]  ] in which we evaluate the practicability of a layer-oriented wavefront sensing approach suggested for use in solar multiconjugate adaptive optics. After careful review of Kellerer’s comment, we remain cautious about the feasibility of a solar-layer-oriented Shack–Hartmann wavefront sensor. However, we strongly encourage further analysis and proof-of-concept work that addresses the difficulties outlined in our original paper and that demonstrates the operating principles behind such an instrument.

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