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An extensible microscope adaptive optics use.

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AOTools: A microscope add-on for adaptive optics

A composite device for controlling and using deformable mirror adaptive optic elements. This composite device can be constructed from any python-microscope compatible deformable mirrors and cameras (see python-microscope compatibility list) as well as certain spatial light modulators. The functions presented allow a user to calibrate and characterise a deformable mirror using an interferometric wavefront sensor, to set control matrices determined by other calibration methods and perform sensorless adaptive optics correction with a variety of metrics.

##Set-up

AOTools is set-up like a regular python-microscope device and served with the python-microscope device server (see device server documentation: https://www.python-microscope.org/examples.html). The device layout is as follows:

device(AdaptiveOpticsDevice, [ip_address], [port],
       {mirror_uri:mirror_args,
       wavefront_uri:wavefront_args,
       slm_uri:slm_args})

Where the various _args are lists in the following format:

[microscope_device_name, ip_address, port]

Note that all microscope_device_name variables need to be imported from python-microscope, ip_address variables must be a string and port variables must be an int.

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