Adaptive Optics for Astronomical Telescopes

Adaptive Optics for Astronomical Telescopes

by John W. Hardy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195090195

ISBN-13: 9780195090192

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book by one of the leaders in adaptive optics covers the fundamental theory and then describes in detail how this technology can be applied to large ground-based telescopes to compensate for the effects of atmospheric turbulence. It includes information on basic adaptive optics components and technology, and has chapters devoted to atmospheric turbulence,

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This book by one of the leaders in adaptive optics covers the fundamental theory and then describes in detail how this technology can be applied to large ground-based telescopes to compensate for the effects of atmospheric turbulence. It includes information on basic adaptive optics components and technology, and has chapters devoted to atmospheric turbulence, optical image structure, laser beacons, and overall system design. The chapter on system design is particularly detailed and includes performance estimation and optimization. Combining a clear discussion of physical principles with numerous real-world examples, this book will be a valuable resource for all graduate students and researchers in astronomy and optics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195090192
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
Oxford Series on Optical and Imaging Sciences Series, #16
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. The short, eventful history of adaptive optics
2. Adaptive optics in astronomy
3. Optical effects of atmospheric turbulence
4. Optical image structure
5. Optical wavefront sensors
6. Wavefront correctors
7. Laser beacons
8. Wavefront reconstruction and control systems
9. Adaptive optics performance analysis and optimization
10. Astronomical adaptive optics programs
Appendices

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