Atmospheric Tomography in Adaptive Optics

Turbulent air motion in the Earth’ atmosphere causes index of refraction fluctuations. In atmospheric tomography one aims at reconstructing this atmospheric turbulence from light wavefronts of bright astronomical objects or laser beacons from several directions that are measured on the ground. Atmospheric tomography is needed in tomographic Adaptive Optics (AO) […]

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Adaptive Optics in Extremely Large Telescopes

My name is Daniela Saxenhuber and I am currently finishing my PhD in Industrial Mathematics at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria. The focus of my research is the development of fast algorithms for atmospheric tomography in Adaptive Optics systems for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) currently under […]

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