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Adaptive Optics Progress

Edited by Robert K. Tyson, ISBN 978-953-51-0894-8, 228 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published December 18, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/46199
Edited Volume

For over four decades there has been continuous progress in adaptive optics technology, theory, and systems development. Recently there also has been an explosion of applications of adaptive optics throughout the fields of communications and medicine in addition to its original uses in astronomy and beam propagation. This volume is a compilation of research and tutorials from a variety of international authors with expertise in theory, engineering, and technology. Eight chapters include discussion of retinal imaging, solar astronomy, wavefront-sensorless adaptive optics systems, liquid crystal wavefront correctors, membrane deformable mirrors, digital adaptive optics, optical vortices, and coupled anisoplanatism.