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wavefront sensor

(instrument for determining a wave's deformation)

A wavefront sensor is an instrument for determining a wave's deformation, used to control a correcting instrument in an adaptive optics system. Types include:


(instrument type,adaptive optics,telescopes,waves)
Further reading:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adaptive_optics#Wavefront_sensing_and_correction
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wavefront_sensor
http://www.ctio.noao.edu/~atokovin/tutorial/part3/wfs.html

Referenced by pages:
adaptive optics (AO)
deformable mirror (DM)
MMT
wavefront error (WFE)

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