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Principles of Adaptive Optics

4th Edition

By Robert K. Tyson

CRC Press

384 pages

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Principles of Adaptive Optics describes the foundations, principles, and applications of adaptive optics (AO) and its enabling technologies. Addressing the fundamentals of AO at the core of new uses in biomedical imaging, communications, high-energy lasers, and astronomy, this fully revised and significantly expanded Fourth Edition:Contains all-new

Table of Contents

History and Background. Sources of Aberrations. Adaptive Optics Compensation. Adaptive Optics Applications and Systems. Wavefront Sensing. Wavefront Correction. Reconstruction and Controls. Summary of Important Equations.

About the Author

Robert K. Tyson is a professor emeritus of physics and optical science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte). He holds a bachelor's degree in physics from Penn State and MS and PhD degrees in physics from West Virginia University. Prior to joining the faculty at UNC Charlotte, he worked in the aerospace industry designing optical systems in support of strategic-defense high-energy laser weapons systems. A fellow of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), he is now retired, living in Florida with his wife Peggy and cat Guinevere. He doesn't play golf, but enjoys pickleball, farkle, and petanque.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009070
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mechanical
TEC019000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Lasers & Photonics