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 problem sets at the end of each chapter
- Incorporates cutting-edge research, with hundreds of new citations
- Adds a new section on the practical implications of control algorithms
- Includes a practical roadmap for developing a viable stable multichannel control system
- Presents new practical calibration techniques and new information on phase diversity for wavefront sensing
- Updates coverage of AO systems—e.g., confocal AO scanning ophthalmoscopes and National Ignition Facility (NIF) beam path AO
- Features fresh material on multiconjugate adaptive optics, extra-solar planet detection, optical coherence tomography, pyramid wavefront sensors, micromachined deformable mirrors, and more
Principles of Adaptive Optics, Fourth Edition provides a complete update of the most definitive text for the field.
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.
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 pétanque.