Lasers, lenses and light curves : adaptive optics microscopy and peculiar transiting exoplanets

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Lasers, lenses and light curves : adaptive optics microscopy and peculiar transiting exoplanets

Title: Lasers, lenses and light curves : adaptive optics microscopy and peculiar transiting exoplanets
Author: Werkhoven, Theodorus Isaak Mattheus van
Publisher: Leiden Observatory, Faculty of Science, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2014-06-26
Keywords: Adaptive optics
Wavefront sensing
Confocal microscopy
Exoplanet
Transit
Exomoons
Abstract: In the first part of this thesis, we present an adaptive optics implementation for multi-photon microscopy correcting sample-induced wavefront aberrations using either direct wavefront sensing to run a close-loop adaptive optics system (Chapter 3), or use a model-based sensorless approach to iteratively correct the wavefront aberrations (Chapter 4). In the second part we present an analysis of the disintegrating exoplanet KIC 12557548 b where we model the dust tail generated by the host star's induced evaporation of the planet in Chapter 5, and in Chapter 6 we investigate the eclipse of 1SWASP J140747.93-394542.6 observed by SuperWASP indicative of an exoplanet hosting a ring system and potentially exomoons
Description: Promotores: Christoph U. Keller, Hans C. Gerritsen
With summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit der Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappen
Citation: Werkhoven, T.I.M., 2014, Doctoral thesis, Leiden University
ISBN: 9789462036024
Sponsor: This research is supported by the Dutch Technology Foundation STW, which is part of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and partly funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (project number 10 433).
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/26966
 

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