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Lighter side of adaptive optics.

9780819475619

Lighter side of adaptive optics.

Tyson, Robert K.

SPIE

2009

111 pages

$27.00

Paperback

SPIE press monographs; v.pm191

TA1522

For general readers, Tyson (physics and optical science, U. of North Carolina at Charlotte) provides a nontechnical explanation of adaptive optics using a fictional romantic relationship as an analogy, humor, and simple illustrations to explain how they are used in astronomy, with lasers, and looking inside the eye. He describes how the turbulent atmosphere affects light, how telescopes are adapted to see through the atmosphere, what wavefront sensors are and how they work, laser guide stars, and how mirrors can deform to correct imaging.

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