Lasers, lenses and light curves: adaptive optics microscopy and peculiar transiting exoplanets
Promotores: Prof.dr. C.U. Keller, Prof.dr. H.C. Gerritsen
- T.I.M. van Werkhoven
- 26 June 2014
- Thesis in Leiden Repository
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.