Astronomy and AstrophysicsASTR289 Adaptive Optics and Its Application

Introduction to adaptive optics and its astronomical applications. Topics include effects of atmospheric turbulence on astronomical images, basic principles of feedback control, wavefront sensors and correctors, laser guide stars, how to analyze and optimize performance of adaptive optics systems, and techniques for utilizing current and future systems for astronomical observations.

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Winter

Instructor

Claire Max