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Questions about the technology to improve the performance of optical systems by reducing the effects of rapidly changing optical distortions.

Adaptive optics is a technology to improve the performance of optical systems by reducing the effects of rapidly changing optical distortions. It is commonly used on astronomical telescopes to remove the effects of atmospheric distortion, or astronomical seeing.

Adaptive optical works by measuring the distortion and rapidly compensating for it either using deformable mirrors or material with variable refractive properties.