UCSC campus has canceled on campus classes through summer 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns. Thus, regrettably, we will not schedule a Summer School on Adaptive Optics for 2020. Please keep an eye out for announcement of a 2021 summer school schedule, to be announced next year.

CfAO Summer School
on Adaptive Optics 2020

University of California, Santa Cruz



CfAO Summer School on Adaptive Optics 2020

Center for Adaptive Optics (CfAO) at the University of California, Santa Cruz



Held on the beautiful University of California, Santa Cruz campus, this workshop provides professional instruction in the field of Adaptive Optics by speakers renowned for their contributions to this interdisciplinary field.
Appropriate for scientists, engineers, researchers, and technicians at the graduate level and above, this workshop combines lectures and hands-on, facilitated laboratory activities with working adaptive optics systems.


Lecture Topics:


• Introduction to Adaptive Optics
• Geometric and Wave Optics
• Atmospheric Turbulence
• Adaptive Optics control theory
• Wavefront sensing and reconstruction
• Deformable mirror technology
• Instrumentation for Adaptive Optics systems
• Adaptive Optics system design
• Adaptive Optics system simulation
• Measuring AO system performance
• Applications of AO, including biology and astronomy















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