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Principles of Adaptive Optics, Third Edition

Principles of Adaptive Optics, Third Edition by Robert Tyson
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History and Background
Physical Optics
Terms in Adaptive Optics

Sources of Aberrations
Atmospheric Turbulence
Thermal Blooming
Nonatmospheric Sources

Adaptive Optics Compensation
Phase Conjugation
Limitations of Phase Conjugation
Artificial Guide Stars
Lasers for Guide Stars
Combining the Limitations
Linear Analysis
Partial Phase Conjugation

Adaptive Optics Systems
Adaptive Optics Imaging Systems
Beam Propagation Systems
Unconventional Adaptive Optics
System Engineering

Wavefront Sensing
Directly Measuring Phase
Direct Wavefront Sensing—Modal
Zonal Direct Wavefront Sensing
Indirect Wavefront Sensing Methods
Wavefront Sampling
Detectors and Noise

Wavefront Correction
Modal-Tilt Correction
Modal Higher-Order Correction
Segmented Mirrors
Deformable Mirrors
Bimorph Corrector Mirrors
Membranes and Micromachined Mirrors
Edge-Actuated Mirrors
Large Correcting Optics
Special Correction Devices

Reconstruction and Controls
Single-Channel Linear Control
Multivariate Adaptive Optics Controls
Direct Wavefront Reconstruction
Beyond Linear Control

Summary of Important Equations
Atmospheric Turbulence Wavefront Expressions
Atmospheric Turbulence Amplitude Expressions
Adaptive Optics Compensation Expressions
Laser Guide Star Expressions



CRC Press; September 2010
310 pages; ISBN 9781439808597
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Title: Principles of Adaptive Optics, Third Edition
Author: Robert Tyson
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