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

Promotores: Prof.dr. C.U. Keller, Prof.dr. H.C. Gerritsen

Auteur T.I.M. van Werkhoven
Links 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.