Dr. Robert K. Tyson
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SPIE Involvement:
| Fellows Committee | Fellow status | Conference Program Committee | Conference Chair | Symposium Chair | Author | Instructor
Publications (39)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | May 29, 2013
Proc. SPIE. 8725, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications V
KEYWORDS: Defense and security, Weapons, Mirrors, Satellites, Laser development, Wavefronts, Adaptive optics, Missiles, Atmospheric optics, Laser missile defense


SPIE Conference Volume | September 12, 2011

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 1, 2009
Proc. SPIE. 7468, Adaptive Coded Aperture Imaging, Non-Imaging, and Unconventional Imaging Sensor Systems
KEYWORDS: Optical transfer functions, Optical filters, Imaging systems, Spatial frequencies, Cameras, Fourier transforms, Wavefront sensors, Wavefronts, Deformable mirrors, Image filtering

SPIE Conference Volume | August 20, 2009

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | February 24, 2009
Proc. SPIE. 7200, Atmospheric Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves III
KEYWORDS: Modulation, Sensors, Laser beam propagation, Adaptive optics, Deformable mirrors, Optical vortices, Turbulence, Atmospheric turbulence, Atmospheric propagation, Spiral phase plates

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Conference Committee Involvement (32)
Unconventional Imaging and Wavefront Sensing XII
31 August 2016 | San Diego, California, United States
Unconventional Imaging and Wavefront Sensing XI
13 August 2015 | San Diego, California, United States
Unconventional Imaging and Wavefront Sensing X
21 August 2014 | San Diego, California, United States
Unconventional Imaging and Wavefront Sensing IX
26 August 2013 | San Diego, California, United States
Adaptive X-Ray Optics II
14 August 2012 | San Diego, California, United States
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Course Instructor
SC135: Adaptive Optics
Adaptive optics are used to improve imagery and the transmission of optical signals by sensing a wavefront disturbance and using the information for real-time control of an active optical element such as a deformable mirror. This course covers the basic principles of adaptive optics with emphasis on large ground-based telescopes. Examples show how analysis and design of wavefront sensors, deformable mirrors (including deformable secondary mirrors), and laser guide stars are integrated with control systems to implement single conjugate, multiconjugate, and tomographic imaging systems to compensate atmospheric turbulence.
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