|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. |
Photonics designs adaptive optics and photonic systems from concept
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.