Smart optics in astronomy and space

Steve Welch, Peter Doel, Alan Greenaway, Gordon Love

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The UK has several activities in the area of active and adaptive optics that have an excellent crossover .with commercial applications. This article introduces some of the key areas of UK expertise - liquid crystal lenses, wavefront sensors and deformable mirrors - and shows how the need to develop these is closing the virtuous circle, with academic developments leading to commercial potential, and commercial development itself leading to enhancement in the instrumentation available for astronomy and space science. ronomy and space.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-29
Number of pages4
JournalAstronomy and Geophysics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2003


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