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Prospects for benefits to astronomical adaptive optics from U.S. military programs
Author(s): Robert Q. Fugate
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Paper Abstract

This paper outlines potential benefits to the development of astronomical adaptive optics by the transfer of technology from US military laboratories. Areas described include wavefront correctors, focal planes for wavefront sensing and tracking, rugate coatings, lasers for generating sodium guide stars in the mesosphere, the potential of using femtosecond lasers to generate bright, white-light beacons at high altitude.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4007, Adaptive Optical Systems Technology, (7 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390370
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Robert Q. Fugate, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4007:
Adaptive Optical Systems Technology
Peter L. Wizinowich, Editor(s)

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