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High Time Resolution Astrophysics

  • First volume of its kind dedicated to the area of high time resolution astrophysics

Part of the book series: Astrophysics and Space Science Library (ASSL, volume 351)

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-X
  2. High-Speed Optical Spectroscopy

    • T. R. Marsh
    Pages 75-93
  3. Photonic Astronomy and Quantum Optics

    • Dainis Dravins
    Pages 95-132
  4. OPTIMA: A High Time Resolution Optical Photo-Polarimeter

    • G. Kanbach, A. Stefanescu, S. Duscha, M. Mühlegger, F. Schrey, H. Steinle et al.
    Pages 153-169
  5. From QuantEYE to AquEYE—Instrumentation for Astrophysics on its Shortest Timescales

    • C. Barbieri, G. Naletto, F. Tamburini, T. Occhipinti, E. Giro, M. D’Onofrio
    Pages 171-185
  6. An Ultra-High-Speed Stokes Polarimeter forAstronomy

    • R. Michael Redfern, Patrick P. Collins
    Pages 205-228
  7. Use of an Extremely Large Telescope for HTRA

    • Oliver Ryan, Mike Redfern
    Pages 229-256
  8. EMCCD Technology in High Precision Photometry on Short Timescales

    • Niall Smith, Alan Giltinan, Aidan O’Connor, Stephen O’Driscoll, Adrian Collins, Dylan Loughnan et al.
    Pages 257-279
  9. The Development of Avalanche Amplifying pnCCDs: A Status Report

    • L. Strüder, G. Kanbach, N. Meidinger, F. Schopper, R. Hartmann, P. Holl et al.
    Pages 281-289
  10. Transition Edge Cameras for Fast Optical Spectrophotometry

    • Roger W. Romani, Thomas J. Bay, Jennifer Burney, Blas Cabrera
    Pages 311-325
  11. Imaging Photon Counting Detectors for High Time Resolution Astronomy

    • O. H. W. Siegmund, J. V. Vallerga, B. Welsh, A. S. Tremsin, J. B. McPhate
    Pages 327-343
  12. Back Matter

    Pages 345-349

About this book

High Time Resolution Astrophysics (HTRA) is an important new window to the universe and a vital tool in understanding a range of phenomena from diverse objects and radiative processes. This importance is demonstrated in this volume with the description of a number of topics in astrophysics, including quantum optics, cataclysmic variables, pulsars, X-ray binaries and stellar pulsations to name a few. Underlining this science foundation, technological developments in both instrumentation and detectors are described. These instruments and detectors combined cover a wide range of timescales and can measure fluxes, spectra and polarisation. These advances make it possible for HTRA to make a big contribution to our understanding of the Universe in the next decade.

Keywords

  • Astronomy books
  • High Time Resolution Astrophysics
  • Instrumentation for astronomy
  • Stellar variability
  • Universe
  • astronomy
  • astrophysics
  • detectors in astronomy
  • measuring time variability
  • stellar

Editors and Affiliations

  • NUI, Galway, Ireland

    Don Phelan, Oliver Ryan, Andrew Shearer

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eBook USD 149.00
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Softcover Book USD 199.99
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Hardcover Book USD 249.99
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