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Author Duffner, Robert W.

Title The adaptive optics revolution : a history / Robert W. Duffner ; foreword by Robert Q. Fugate
Published Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 457 pages) : illustrations
Contents Sputnik, reality, and technology -- Early days : the Romans -- Rome and Itek : first adaptive optics systems -- Laser guide stars -- Fugate's Rayleigh guide star experiments -- Lincoln laboratory -- Sharing the gold : astronomical nuggets -- Strategic defense initiative -- Airborne laser -- 3.5-meter military telescope complex : Starfire Optical Range, New Mexico -- 3.67-meter military telescope complex : Maui, Hawaii -- Sodium guide star laser : the future
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Laser guide star adaptive optics.
Lasers -- Military applications.
Optics, Adaptive -- History.
Optics, Adaptive -- Research -- United States -- History.
Space telescopes.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009005843
ISBN 0826346936 (electronic bk.)
9780826346933 (electronic bk.)