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Topics in Adaptive Optics

Edited by Robert Tyson

University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States of America

Advances in adaptive optics technology and applications move forward at a rapid pace. The basic idea of wavefront compensation in real-time has been around since the mid 1970s. The first widely used application of adaptive optics was for compensating atmospheric turbulence effects in astronomical imaging and laser beam propagation. While some topics have been researched and reported for years, even decades, new applications and advances in the supporting technologies occur almost daily. This book brings together 11 original chapters related to adaptive optics, written by an international group of invited authors. Topics include atmospheric turbulence characterization, astronomy with large telescopes, image post-processing, high power laser distortion compensation, adaptive optics and the human eye, wavefront sensors, and deformable mirrors.

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Topics in Adaptive OpticsEdited by Robert Tyson

Published: January 20th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1086

ISBN: 978-953-307-949-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4944-6

Copyright year: 2012

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29645 Total Chapter Downloads

7 Crossref Citations

31 Web of Science Citations

14 Dimensions Citations


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1. Optical Turbulence Profiles in the Atmosphere

By Remy Avila


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2. Atmospheric Turbulence Characterization and Wavefront Sensing by Means of the Moiré Deflectometry

By Saifollah Rasouli


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3. Direct Imaging of Extra-Solar Planets – Homogeneous Comparison of Detected Planets and Candidates

By Ralph Neuhäuser and Tobias Schmidt


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4. AO-Based High Resolution Image Post-Processing

By Changhui Rao, Yu Tian and Hua Bao


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5. Adaptive Optics for High-Peak-Power Lasers – An Optical Adaptive Closed-Loop Used for High-Energy Short-Pulse Laser Facilities: Laser Wave-Front Correction and Focal-Spot Shaping

By Ji-Ping Zou and Benoit Wattellier


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6. The Human Eye and Adaptive Optics

By Fuensanta A. Vera-Díaz and Nathan Doble


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7. Adaptive Optics Confocal Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope

By Jing Lu, Hao Li, Guohua Shi and Yudong Zhang


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8. Advanced Methods for Improving the Efficiency of a Shack Hartmann Wavefront Sensor

By Akondi Vyas,M. B. Roopashree and B. Raghavendra Prasad


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9. Measurement Error of Shack-Hartmann Wavefront Sensor

By Chaohong Li, Hao Xian, Wenhan Jiang and Changhui Rao


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10. Acceleration of Computation Speed for Wavefront Phase Recovery Using Programmable Logic

By Eduardo Magdaleno and Manuel Rodríguez


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11. Innovative Membrane Deformable Mirrors

By S. Bonora, U. Bortolozzo, G. Naletto and S.Residori


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