This workshop is centered on new technologies for adaptive secondary mirrors(ASMs). Areas covered will include lab testing, integration, and calibrations efforts. We will be sharing new developments, specific lab testing/verification of systems/components, and the status of new ASM projects. There will be focused discussions about key results, calibrations for coming systems, and new approaches, including the underlying requirements, for testing.2. The High Strehl AO Workshop
Achieving high-Strehl AO corrections over both small and large fields of view requires a detailed understanding of the AO error budget, system response, and atmospheric turbulence. This workshop will focus on the current status and next steps for AO error budgets at 10-m class facilities, advanced wavefront control techniques such as focal plane wavefront sensing, and the path towards optical-wavelength natural- and laser-guide star AO from ground-based telescopes.3. Workshop on Adaptive Optics in Vision Science
Adaptive optics is becoming an important tool for high resolution imaging of the retina of the eye, both in basic research and now increasingly for clinical use. The 2021 workshop will actually consist of two workshops. The Friday sessions topic will be challenges for retinal functional imaging with AO. The following two days will host sessions on the developments in Ophthalmic AO practice, including: Ophthalmic wavefront sensing, WS and AO design and assembly, and AO control and calibration.
University of California Santa Cruz