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Adaptive optics systems evolution in astronomy
Author(s): Robert K. Tyson
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Paper Abstract

Adaptive optics are used to enhance the capability of large telescopes by actively compensating for the distorting effects of the atmosphere. This paper discusses the advances in technology and theory which led to the development of adaptive optics systems on the world's large telescopes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 March 1997
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2871, Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow, (21 March 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.269112
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Robert K. Tyson, W. J. Schafer Associates, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2871:
Optical Telescopes of Today and Tomorrow
Arne L. Ardeberg, Editor(s)

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