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Author Duffner, Robert W.

Title The adaptive optics revolution [electronic resource] : a history / Robert W. Duffner ; foreword by Robert Q. Fugate.

Published Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2009.


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Physical description xxviii, 457 p. : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Other author ProQuest (Firm)
Subject Optics, Adaptive -- History.
Optics, Adaptive -- Research -- United States -- History.
Laser guide star adaptive optics.
Lasers -- Military applications.
Space telescopes.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780826346919 (cloth : alk. paper)
082634691X (cloth : alk. paper)
9780826346933 (e-book)