Adaptive Optics for Vision Science

The material for this book stems from collaborations fostered by the Center for Adaptive Optics, a consortium of more than thirty universities, government laboratories, and corporations.

Adaptive Optics for Vision Science

Author: Jason Porter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471914649

Page: 544

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Leading experts present the latest technology and applications inadaptive optics for vision science Featuring contributions from the foremost researchers in the field,Adaptive Optics for Vision Science is the first book devotedentirely to providing the fundamentals of adaptive optics alongwith its practical applications in vision science. The material forthis book stems from collaborations fostered by the Center forAdaptive Optics, a consortium of more than thirty universities,government laboratories, and corporations. Although the book is written primarily for researchers in visionscience and ophthalmology, the field of adaptive optics has strongroots in astronomy. Researchers in both fields share thistechnology and, for this reason, the book includes chapters by bothastronomers and vision scientists. Following the introduction, chapters are divided into the followingsections: * Wavefront Measurement and Correction * Retinal Imaging Applications * Vision Correction Applications * Design Examples Readers will discover the remarkable proliferation of newapplications of wavefront-related technologies developed for thehuman eye. For example, the book explores how wavefront sensorsoffer the promise of a new generation of vision correction methodsthat can deal with higher order aberrations beyond defocus andastigmatism, and how adaptive optics can produce images of theliving retina with unprecedented resolution. An appendix includes the Optical Society of America's Standards forReporting Optical Aberrations. A glossary of terms and a symboltable are also included. Adaptive Optics for Vision Science arms engineers, scientists,clinicians, and students with the basic concepts, engineeringtools, and techniques needed to master adaptive optics applicationsin vision science and ophthalmology. Moreover, readers willdiscover the latest thinking and findings from the leadinginnovators in the field.

Adaptive Optics for Astronomical Telescopes

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.

Adaptive Optics for Astronomical Telescopes

Author: John W. Hardy

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195090192

Page: 438

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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.

Adaptive Optics in Astronomy

Adaptive optics is set to revolutionise the future of astronomy; this is the first book on the subject and is set to become the standard reference.

Adaptive Optics in Astronomy

Author: François Roddier

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521553759

Page: 411

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Adaptive optics is set to revolutionise the future of astronomy; this is the first book on the subject and is set to become the standard reference.

Principles of Adaptive Optics

Since the publication of the second edition of Principles of Adaptive Optics, the developments and applications in this area have increased tremendously.

Principles of Adaptive Optics

Author: Robert Tyson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439808597

Page: 314

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Since the publication of the second edition of Principles of Adaptive Optics, the developments and applications in this area have increased tremendously. Observatories are now producing outstanding science through adaptive optics technology; components, such as micromachined deformable mirrors and very low noise detectors, are revolutionizing the f

Adaptive Optics for Astronomy

This book provides the basic concepts of adaptive optics, discusses the possible instrumental strategies and the state-of-the-art technical achievements of this development and presents the key astrophysical programs which will most benefit ...

Adaptive Optics for Astronomy

Author: D.M. Alloin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792327486

Page: 338

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The blossoming of adaptive optical techniques has brought about a revolution in the field of astronomical observation. Coupled with the new generation of large, ground-based telescopes, it allows us to achieve an unprecendented angular resolution in the analysis of faint astronomical sources at optical wavelengths. This book provides the basic concepts of adaptive optics, discusses the possible instrumental strategies and the state-of-the-art technical achievements of this development and presents the key astrophysical programs which will most benefit from it. Over fifteen well-known experts have contributed to making this volume a comprehensive one, with steady progression as well as full coverage of the various aspects of the field. Students graduating in optical sciences and astrophysics, astronomers, engineers interested in atmospheric turbulence compensation will find this book a reference text on the subject.

Science with Adaptive Optics

While the first solar adaptive optics system was among the first to be used at
astronomical telescopes, only in the past few years have such systems become
available for regular science use. Publications of solar science obtained with
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Science with Adaptive Optics

Author: Wolfgang Brandner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540250340

Page: 387

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The field of Adaptive Optics (AO) for astronomy has matured in recent years, and diffraction-limited image resolution in the near-infrared is now routinely achieved by ground-based 8 to 10m class telescopes. This book presents the proceedings of the ESO Workshop on Science with Adaptive Optics held in the fall of 2003. The book provides an overview on AO instrumentation, data acquisition and reduction strategies, and covers observations of the sun, solar system objects, circumstellar disks, substellar companions, HII regions, starburst environments, late-type stars, the galactic center, active galaxies, and quasars. The contributions present a vivid picture of the multitude of science topics being addressed by AO in observational astronomy.

Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics for Astronomy

Adaptive optics allows the theoretical limit of angular resolution to be achieved from a large telescope, despite the presence of turbulence.

Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics for Astronomy

Author: N. Ageorges

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401596247

Page: 340

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Adaptive optics allows the theoretical limit of angular resolution to be achieved from a large telescope, despite the presence of turbulence. Thus an eight meter class telescope, such as one of the four in the Very Large Telescope operated by ESO in Chile, will in future be routinely capable of an angular resolution of almost 0.01 arcsec, compared tot he present resolution of about 0.5 arcsec for conventional imaging in good condition. All the world's major telescopes either have adaptive optics or are in the process of building AO systems. It turns out that a reasonable fraction of the sky can be observed using adaptive optics, with moderately good imaging quality, provided imaging in done in the near IR. To move out of the near IR, with its relatively poor angular resolution, astronomers need a laser guide star. There is a layer of Na atoms at approximately 90 km altitude that can be excited by a laser to produce such a source, or Rayleigh scattering can be employed lower in the atmosphere. But the production and use of laser guide stars is not trivial, and the key issues determining their successful implementation are discussed here, including the physics of the Na atom, the cone effect, tilt determination, sky coverage, and numerous potential astronomical applications.

Principles of Adaptive Optics

Principles of Adaptive Optics describes the foundations, principles, and applications of adaptive optics (AO) and its enabling technologies.

Principles of Adaptive Optics

Author: Robert K. Tyson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482252341

Page: 384

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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

Atmospheric Adaptive Optics

A study of atmospheric adaptive optics.

Atmospheric Adaptive Optics

Author: Vladimir Petrovich Lukin

Publisher: SPIE Press

ISBN: 9780819418715

Page: 275

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A study of atmospheric adaptive optics. It covers: adaptive phase correction of optical wave distortions in random inhomogeneous media; enhancement of images transmitted through the atmosphere by methods of adaptive optics; and equations for the moment of the corrected field.

Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine

This proceedings volume presents the very latest developments in non-astronomical adaptive optics.

Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine

Author: Christopher Dainty

Publisher: Imperial College Press

ISBN: 1848161115

Page: 501

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This proceedings volume presents the very latest developments in non-astronomical adaptive optics. This international workshop, the sixth in a biennial series, was the largest ever held and boasted significant involvement by industry. Adaptive optics is on the verge of being used in many products; indeed, at this meeting, the use of adaptive optics in DVD players was disclosed for the first time. Sample Chapter(s). Liquid Crystal Lenses For Correction Of Presbyopia (586 KB). Contents: Wavefront Correctors and Control: Liquid Crystal Lenses for Correction of Presbyopia (G Li & N Peyghambarian); Woofer-Tweeter Adaptive Optics (T Farrell & C Dainty); Wavefront Sensors: A Fundamental Limit for Wavefront Sensing (C Paterson); Direct Diffractive Image Simulation (A P Maryasov et al.); Adaptive Optics in Vision Science: A Study of Field Aberrations in the Human Eye (A V Goncharov et al.); Characterization of an AO-OCT System (J W Evans et al.); Adaptive Optics in Optical Storage and Microscopy: Commercialization of the Adaptive Scanning Optical Microscope (ASOM) (B Potsaid et al.); Towards Four Dimensional Particle Tracking for Biological Applications (H I Campbell et al.); Adaptive Optics in Lasers: New Results in High Power Lasers Beam Correction (A Kudryashov et al.); Adaptive Optics Control of Solid-State Lasers (W Lubeigt et al.); Adaptive Optics in Communication and Atmospheric Compensation: Fourier Image Sharpness Sensor for Laser Communications (K N Walker & R K Tyson); Adaptive Optics System for a Small Telescope (G Vdovin et al.); and other papers. Readership: Industry- and university-level researchers in optics and laser physics.

Adaptive Optics for Biological Imaging

Adaptive Optics for Biological Imaging brings together groundbreaking research on the use of adaptive optics for biological imaging. The book builds on prior work in astronomy and vision science.

Adaptive Optics for Biological Imaging

Author: Joel A Kubby

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439850194

Page: 388

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Adaptive Optics for Biological Imaging brings together groundbreaking research on the use of adaptive optics for biological imaging. The book builds on prior work in astronomy and vision science. Featuring contributions by leaders in this emerging field, it takes an interdisciplinary approach that makes the subject accessible to nonspecialists who want to use adaptive optics techniques in their own work in biology and bioengineering. Organized into three parts, the book covers principles, methods, and applications of adaptive optics for biological imaging, providing the reader with the following benefits: Gives a general overview of applied optics, including definitions and vocabulary, to lay a foundation for clearer communication across disciplines Explains what kinds of optical aberrations arise in imaging through various biological tissues, and what technology can be used to correct for these aberrations Explores research done with a variety of biological samples and imaging instruments, including wide-field, confocal, and two-photon microscopes Discusses both indirect wavefront sensing, which uses an iterative approach, and direct wavefront sensing, which uses a parallel approach Since the sample is an integral part of the optical system in biological imaging, the field will benefit from participation by biologists and biomedical researchers with expertise in applied optics. This book helps lower the barriers to entry for these researchers. It also guides readers in selecting the approach that works best for their own applications.

The Adaptive Optics Revolution

Duffner has compiled the history of the most revolutionary breakthrough in astronomy since Galileo pointed his telescope skyward--the technology that will greatly expand our understanding of the universe.

The Adaptive Optics Revolution

Author: Robert W. Duffner

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780826346919

Page: 457

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Duffner has compiled the history of the most revolutionary breakthrough in astronomy since Galileo pointed his telescope skyward--the technology that will greatly expand our understanding of the universe.

Adaptive Optics Engineering Handbook

This handbook supplies analytical tools for the design and development of adaptive optics systems to enhance their ability to adjust for atmospheric turbulence, optical fabrication errors, thermally induced distortions, and laser device ...

Adaptive Optics Engineering Handbook

Author: Robert Tyson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 082474165X

Page: 352

View: 235

This handbook supplies analytical tools for the design and development of adaptive optics systems to enhance their ability to adjust for atmospheric turbulence, optical fabrication errors, thermally induced distortions, and laser device aberrations.

Adaptive Optics

To counter the wobble in images new telescopes use mirrors and guide starts to computer-correct the images. These adaptive optics are discussed here.

Adaptive Optics

Author: Brian Hatfield

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780738200460

Page: 400

View: 191

Ever since the telescope's invention, astronomers have been plagued by the effects of the earth's atmosphere on the images they see or record. To counter the wobble in images new telescopes use mirrors and guide starts to computer-correct the images. These adaptive optics are discussed here.

Field Guide to Adaptive Optics

This second edition has a greatly expanded presentation of adaptive optics control system design and operation. Discussions of control models are accompanied by various recommendations for implementing the algorithms in hardware.

Field Guide to Adaptive Optics

Author: Robert K. Tyson

Publisher: SPIE-International Society for Optical Engineering

ISBN: 9780819490179

Page: 125

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This Field Guide provides a summary of the methods for determining the requirements of an adaptive optics system, the performance of the system, and the requirements for the components of the system. Many of the expressions are in the form of integrals, in which case the authors show the results graphically for a variety of practical values. This second edition has a greatly expanded presentation of adaptive optics control system design and operation. Discussions of control models are accompanied by various recommendations for implementing the algorithms in hardware.

Selected Papers on Adaptive Optics and Speckle Imaging

SPIE Milestones are collections of seminal papers from the world literature covering important discoveries and developments in optics and photonics.

Selected Papers on Adaptive Optics and Speckle Imaging

Author: Devon G. Crowe

Publisher: Society of Photo Optical

ISBN: 9780819415561

Page: 418

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SPIE Milestones are collections of seminal papers from the world literature covering important discoveries and developments in optics and photonics.

Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports

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( AD - A281213 ) 04 20862 N95-16798 Issues in the design and optimization of
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Lighter Side of Adaptive Optics

Adaptive optics has been under development for well over 40 years. This book is a non-technical explanation of optics, the atmosphere, and the technology for 'untwinkling' the stars.

Lighter Side of Adaptive Optics

Author: Robert K. Tyson

Publisher: SPIE Press

ISBN: 0819475610

Page: 111

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Adaptive optics has been under development for well over 40 years. It is an indisputable necessity for all major ground-based astronomical telescopes and is the foundation for laser and wavefront sensor design. Lighter Side of Adaptive Optics is a nontechnical explanation of optics, the atmosphere, and the technology for untwinkling the stars. While interweaving a fictional romantic relationship as an analogy to adaptive optics, and inserting satire, humor, and philosophical rants, Tyson makes a difficult scientific topic understandable. The why and how of adaptive optics has never been more enjoyable. Robert Tyson's numerous puns and anecdotes form a continuous stream of silliness that made me laugh and wonder what was coming next....The technical discussions on adaptive optics are not too deep, but they are really perfect for this type of book. In a very entertaining way, he describes the fundamentals of the technology. For people who are not too technical, it is very understandable, and for people with a background in the science, it's still a fun read. -Josh Cobb, Optical systems designer and coauthor of Light Action! Amazing Experiments with Optics This book is fun, it is memorable and it represents superb teaching; of course the aspiring professional will need one of Tyson's many other books with their 1000 or so up-to-date references but Lighter Side awakens the interest and will be part of my library as well as that of my high school. Everything is there in a condensed and accurate form and the power of this technology is evident; it is well indexed and the references are sufficient and up-to-date. R. S. Shorter, Lighter Side of Adaptive Optics, by Robert K. Tyson, Contemporary Physics, [b]52[/b]:4, 370, 2011 [doi: 10.1080/00107514.2011.558924].

Advancements in Adaptive Optics

INSTRUMENTS / SCIENCE 309 Laser guide star adaptive optics imaging
polarimetry of Herbig Ae / Be stars ( 5490 - 44 ) M . D . Perrin , J . R . Graham , P .
Kalas , Univ . of California / Berkeley ( USA ) and Univ . of Califronia / Santa Cruz
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Advancements in Adaptive Optics

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