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Adaptive Optics is a technology for correcting images of objects seen through an inhomogeneous medium. Originally developed by astronomers and the military to study objects outside the earth’s atmosphere, the technology now has applications in many different fields from biological imaging to thermonuclear fusion.

Adaptive Photonics designs adaptive optics and photonic systems from concept to completion.

This website provides introductions for the following topics:

Adaptive Optics: How AO systems are designed and built.

Adaptive Primary Telescopes : How and why you should built telescopes with an adaptive primary mirror.

Laser Guides Stars: Basic principles of Laser guide stars, examples of laser systems,  system integration.

Physics of the Sodium Layer: How to predict and increase the photon return from sodium atoms.



7:35 pm Feb 23 2010 Edward Kibblewhite