Robert Tyson

University of North Carolina at CharlotteUnited States of America

Robert K. Tyson is an Associate Professor of Physics and Optical Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. He has a BS in physics from Penn State University, and MS and PhD degrees from West Virginia University. His research interests include atmospheric turbulence compensation, novel wavefront sensing techniques, diffraction theory, and Fourier optics. Prior to his faculty appointment, Dr Tyson worked in the aerospace industry on various strategic and tactical laser weapons and imaging system designs for 20 years. He is the author of seven books on adaptive optics, including Principles of Adaptive Optics, 3rd edition, CRC Press.

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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.

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