Michael Littman

Michael Littman
Undergraduate Departmental Representative
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1977
D202A Engineering Quadrangle
Faculty Assistant
Tom Wing

Short Bio

OSA, Engineering Excellence Award (2005)

Professor Littman's research interests include automatic controls, tunable laser design, and bio-mimic robotics. His principal research concerns the Terrestrial Planet Finder, a project involving design and control of a high contrast coronagraph.

Selected Publications

  • L. Pueyo, M. Littman, N.J. Kasdin, R. Vanderbei, R. Belikov, and A. Give’on, Chromaticity Effects in Adaptive Optics: Wavelength Dependence of Amplitude Compensation, Proceedings of the SPIE 5903, (2005)

  • L. Pueyo, M. Littman, N.J. Kasdin, R. Belikov, and A. Give’on, Chromatic Behavior of Amplitude and Phase Compensators, Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 1 p.435 (2005)

  • N.J. Kasdin, R. Belikov, J. Beall, R. Vanderbei, M. Littman, M. Carr, and A Give’on, Shaped Pupil Coronagraphs for Planet Finding: Optimization, Manufacturing, and Experimental Results, Proceedings of the SPIE “Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection

  • N.J. Kasdin, Robert J. Vanderbei, Michael G. Littman, and David N. Spergel, Optimal One-dimensional Apodizations and Shaped Pupils for Planet Finding Coronagraphy, Appl. Opt. 44, issue 7, p. 1117 (2005)

  • A. Give’on, J. Kasdin, Y. Avitzour, R. Vanderbei, M. Littman, D. Spergel, “High-Frequency Folding and Optimal Phase Conjugation for High-Contrast Adaptive Optics”, in Proceedings of SPIE Conference on Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation, 5487(155)

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