UC Santa Cruz

Dept of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Astronomy 289, Winter 2013

Adaptive Optics and its Applications

 

 

 

WHEN AND WHERE:
January 8th 2013 through March 14th, 2013

LECTURES:
Tu Th 2:00 - 3:45 PM
Center for Adaptive Optics
Conference Room

UC Santa Cruz

Neptune with and without AO

 

INSTRUCTOR: CLAIRE MAX


Office: CfAO 205
Phone: (831) 459-2049
email: max at ucolick.org

OFFICE HOURS :
Tu Th 4-5 PM

 

 


FINAL EXAM (due 5pm Friday May 22)

 

Required Text:

"Adaptive Optics for Astronomical Telescopes" by John W. Hardy (Oxford University Press)

Note about text: This book is expensive. You can find it on the web for about $150 (check several sites; copies at this price come and go). Claire Max has several copies that she purchased at this price - contact her for info.

 

Syllabus: click here

Links to other lectures/tutorials on Adaptive Optics

General Adaptive Optics links

Links to information about Concept Maps

 

 

 


Reading Assignments

(UCSC students may obtain readings that are not in the textbook via eCommons)

    Due  

 

   
Reading 1 January 10 Geometrical Optics: Reading1_ReadMe.txt
Reading 2 January 15 Physical Optics: Reading2_ReadMe.txt
Reading 3 January 17 Hardy: Read sections 3.1, 3.2, and 3.3
Reading 4 January 22 Hardy: Read sections 3.4, 4.4
Reading 5 January 24 Hardy: Read sections 2.6 through 2.11 (pages 55 through 76)
Reading 6 January 29 Wavefront Sensing: Hardy sections 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.5, 5.7
Reading 7 January 31 Deformable mirrors: Hardy sections 6.1 - 6.10 plus one article on eCommons. Read Hardy for the physical principles; don't spend too much time on the equations.
Reading 8   February 5 Image motion: Hardy Sections 4.5, 4.6, 9.4.6 plus PDF file on eCommons by Ian McLean  
Reading 9   February 14 Two readings on eCommons: laser guide stars  
Reading 10   February 19 One reading on eCommons: control theory  
Reading 11   March 5

Wavefront Reconstruction: Hardy Sections 8.1 - 8.2

Extreme AO: Astro2010 White Paper, SPHERE talk at Spirit of Lyot 2010

 

 


 

Homework Assignments

    Due date   PDF Files

WORD Files

  Solutions  
Homework 1: Tell me a bit about yourself   January 10   PDF Word   n/a  
Homework 2: Optics   January 22   PDF Word      
Homework 2: Problem 6 New Version   January 22   PDF Word      
Homework 3: Optical Effects of Turbulence   February 5   PDF  Word       
Project Homework: First draft of performance requirements is due   February 14            
Project Homework: Final draft of performance requirements is due   February 26     Text File: Questions to prepare for Feb 26      
Homework 4: Class Project Presentations   March 12     Instructions for class presentations      
Project Presentations in class   March 12            
Project Write-Up is due   5pm Friday May 22nd     Instructions for Project Write-up (Paper)      
                 

 

 


Lectures (NOTE: New dates)

Note: you are welcome to use slides and figures from these lectures in your own presentations, under the condition that you include the words ''Credit: Claire E. Max, UCSC'' somewhere on your slide

 


        Lecturer       PDF Files

PPT Files

    Other Files and notes

January 8

Lecture 1: Introduction to adaptive optics; Overview of course

  Max  

PDF-color

PDF-greyscale

PowerPoint    

Blood Flow Movie

Movie: AO Off

Movie: AO On

Movie: Wavefront and DM


January 10

Lecture 2: Geometrical Optics

  Max  

PDF-color

PDF-greyscale

PowerPoint       

January 15

Lecture 3: Physical Optics and Fourier Optics

  Max  

PDF-color

(corrected)

PowerPoint

(corrected)

     

January 17

Lecture 4: Atmospheric Turbulence: Sources, Kolmogorov turbulence

  Max  

PDF-color

PowerPoint

 

   

Kelvin Helmholtz movie 1

Scidar movie Siding Spring

Scidar movie Starfire Optical Range


January 22

Lecture 5: Optical Propagation through Atmospheric Turbulence

     

PDF-color

Corrected slide 32

PowerPoint

Corrected slide 32

   

Movies by Nick Kaiser

D=1m.mpg

D=2m.mpg

D=8m.mpg

___________

AO off / AO on


January 24

Lecture 6: Error Budget Concepts. Start of class projects.

     

Lecture_PDF

Class Project PDF

Lecture ppt

Class Project ppt

     

January 29

Lecture 7: Wavefront Sensing

     

Lecture_PDF

PDF from Prof. Cao

Lecture ppt      Solar AO movie

January 31

Lecture 8: Deformable Mirrors

      Lecture_PDF Lecture ppt       

February 5

Lecture 9: Image motion, detectors, signal to noise ratio

Class Projects: Starters

 

     

Lecture_PDF

Class Project PDF

Lecture ppt

Class Project ppt

     

February 7

Lecture 10: Project starter continued, Detectors, SNR

     

Lecture_PDF

Class Project PDF New Version

Lecture ppt

Class Project ppt New Version

     

February 12

Lecture 11: Laser Guide Stars

     

Lecture_PDF

Class Project PDF

Lecture ppt with movies

Lecture ppt no movies

   

Movie1

Movie2


February 14

Lecture 12: Laser Guide Stars part 2

Class projects: Performance requirements first draft due

     

LGS Lecture_PDF

LGS Lecture ppt

   

Movie1

Movie2

Movie3


February 19

Lecture 13: AO Control Systems

      Controls Lecture_PDF Controls Lecture ppt      

February 21

Lecture 14: AO Optimization, and How to be a savvy user and consumer of AO

      Lecture_PDF Lecture ppt       

February 26

Class Projects: Focused Investigation

               

February 28

Lecture 15: Other AO applications: vision science, microscopy, solar AO

     

Vision Lecture_PDF

Microscopy Lecture_PDF

Vision Lecture_PPT

Microscopy Lecture_PPT

   

Movie1

Movie2

Movie3


March 5

Lecture 16a: Wavefront Reconstruction

Lecture 16b: Extreme Adaptive Optics

 

Lisa Poyneer

Bruce Macintosh

 

Wavefront Reconstruction_PDF

Extreme AO.PDF

     

Movie1

Movie2

Movie3

 

March 7

Lecture 17: LGS tomography, LTAO, MCAO, MOAO, GLAO

  Claire Max   Lecture 17 pdf Lecture 17 ppt     Movie

March 12

Project Presentations - Mini conceptual design review and Project Synthesis. Template will be online here by Wednesday March 8 at noon.

      Instructions for class project presentations        

March 14

AO Demonstrator Laboratory activity (class auditors are invited to come to UCSC)

               

March 19

Exam period begins: Take-home Final Exam (short) and write-up of class project are due

      Instructions for write-up of class project        

 

               



This material is based in part upon work supported by the National Science Foundation.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.