adaptive optics


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adaptive optics

n. (used with a sing. verb)
An imaging system, such as a reflecting telescope, that has optical elements that change shape, adapting to changes in the phenomena being imaged. Such systems allow astronomers to obtain sharp images of celestial objects by adapting to and removing the effects of turbulence in the earth's atmosphere.

adaptive optics

n (functioning as singular)
(General Physics) a technique used to increase the resolution of a ground-based astronomical telescope by counteracting the effects of the atmosphere on the image. A deforming mirror in the light path of the telescope maintains a pointlike image of the celestial body using either a real star or a laser beam as a reference
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The 12 papers in this collection were presented at the Smart and Adaptive Optics symposium of the CIMTEC 2012 Fourth International Conference on Smart Materials, Structures, and Systems held in Montecatini Terme, Italy in June 2012.
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