Control for High Resolution Imaging
Responsible Instructor:prof.dr.ir. M. Verhaegen (Michel)
Contact Hours / Week x/x/x/x:0/0/0/4
High resolution imaging is crucial in scientific breakthroughs, such as discovering new earth-like planets in other galaxies than our solar system, or discovering the origin and progress of diseases at a molecular level. For that purpose special optical instruments like Extreme Large Telescopes or STED microscopy are developed. There is one key obstacle that hampers a clear vision and inviting control engineers to step in. These are the disturbances induced by the medium, like turbulence in case of astronomy or by the specimen under investigation, like the change in diffraction index due to inhomogeneities in the biological tissue. This fascinating and expanding field in science is providing an excellent challenge to control engineers to help rejecting the disturbances by active control. This course will review the hardware necessary to control light waves in modern optical instruments, their modeling from a control engineering perspective and discuss model based control methodologies to do disturbance rejection.