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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2000
  • pp: 1138–1140

Astronomical adaptive optics in parameter space

J. C. Quartel, J. B. Clifford, and J. C. Dainty  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 16, pp. 1138-1140 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.25.001138


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Abstract

We present a general, undiscretized formulation of astronomical adaptive optics that encompasses arbitrary guide star sources and deformable mirror configurations. It is shown that wave-front measurements can be represented as samples of an integral transform of the turbulence perturbation and also that the desired information for adaptive correction is a subset of this transformed space. Some properties of this space are explored, and their implications for adaptive optics are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(010.1290) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric optics
(110.6960) Imaging systems : Tomography

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J. C. Quartel, J. B. Clifford, and J. C. Dainty, "Astronomical adaptive optics in parameter space," Opt. Lett. 25, 1138-1140 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-16-1138


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