Astrophysics (index)

Extreme Adaptive Optics

(high-performance version of AO system)

The term Extreme Adaptive Optics (ExAO) is applied to a new generation of high-performance Adaptive Optics (AO) systems. One motivation is for Direct Imaging of Extra Solar Planets from the ground. New generations of adaptive optics instruments have been recently installed or are in development for the major large Optical/Infrared (IR) telescopes.



Referenced by:
Subaru Telescope