"...These field guides will be immensely useful to all scientists and engineers who wish to brush up on authentic definitions, equations, and tables of data in optics. And the format is really user friendly! I...wonder now how I ever got along in optics without this ready reference....a real winner!"--Dr. Leno S. Pedrotti, Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD)
Third in the Field Guide Series, this is a summary of the methods for determining the requirements of an adaptive optics system, the performance of the system, and the requirements for the components of the system. Many of the expressions are in the form of integrals. When that is the case, the authors show the results graphically for a variety of practical values. This volume is intended for students, researchers, and practicing engineers who want a "go to" book when the calculation is needed quickly.