Adaptive Optics: Methods, Analysis and Applications (AO)

Adaptive Optics: Methods, Analysis and Applications (AO)

23 - 27 June 2013
Renaissance Arlington Capital View, Arlington, Virginia, USA
Adaptive Optics: Methods, Analysis and Applications (AO)

A topical meeting focusing on adaptive optics technology across all applications.

This topical meeting investigates the commonality and possible synergies between the adaptive optics methods developed and used by various communities pursuing different applications. AO has matured considerably over the last decade, in pace with technology development, with applications covering but not limited to commercial optical systems, ophthalmology and microscopy, beam propagation and atmospheric correction. The meeting will include a full spectrum of papers covering results of the most recent research, panel discussions, poster sessions, and time for informal discussion and interaction. Topics include AO systems and their component technologies including wavefront sensing optics and detectors, wavefront correction optics, control algorithms, laboratory and field tests, and signal processing electronics used in AO implementations. Of special interest is how to address current limitations in existing AO systems and novel applications.

Topic Categories

  • Adaptive Optical Devices and Components
  • Control Systems
  • Next-generation Adaptive Optics Systems
  • Wave Front Sensing and Estimation
  • Wave front correction algorithms
  • Adaptive Optics Methods and Technologies for the following Applications:
    • Optometry/Ophthalmology
    • Microscopy
    • Astronomy
    • Free Space Communications
    • Lithography
    • Adaptive Optics in Manufacturing
    • Horizontal Path Propagation

Julian Christou
Large Binocular Telescope Observatory
United States


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Pablo Artal, Universidad de Murcia , Spain, Adaptive Optics for Ophthalmic Applications, Invited

Martin Booth, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, Adaptive Optics for High-resolution Microscopy, Invited

R. Daniel Ferguson, Physical Sciences Inc., United States, Coherence-gated Wavefront Sensing, Invited

Mourad Idir, Brookhaven National Laboratory, United States, E: X-ray Active Optics for Synchrotron and Free Electron Laser Applications: Why and How?, Invited

Na Ji, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, United States, Pupil-segmentation-based Adaptive Optics for In-vivo Brain Imaging , Invited

Joel Kubby, University of California Santa Cruz, United States, Adaptive Optics for Biological Imaging using Direct Wavefront Sensing, Invited

Carl Paterson, Imperial College London, United Kingdom, Information in Wavefront Sensing - Fundamental Limits to Wavefront Measurement, Invited

Jason Porter, University of Houston, United States, Wavefront Sensorless Adaptive Optics Imaging in the Living Eye, Invited

Lisa Poyneer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States, Adaptive x-ray Optics at Lawrence Livermore, Invited

Thomas Rimmele, National Solar Observatory, United States, Solar Adaptive Optics: Challenges and New Developments , Invited

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AO & pcDVT Joint Sessions
Wednesday, 26 June, 8:00 – 13:00

AO Performance Metrics Discussion
Presider: Julian Christou, LBT Observatory, USA
Panel:Pablo Artal, Univ. of Murcia, Spain; Martin Booth, Univ. of Oxford, UK; Mourad Idir, Brookhaven National Lab., USA; Thomas Rimmele, National Solar Observatory, USA; Karin Stein, Fraunhofer IOSB, Germany

AO has become increasingly commonplace across a diverse range of applications. Maturation of AO methods along with technology developments have pushed the performance limits of both laboratory based and commercial AO systems. With these developments there is increasing need for simple, yet effective metrics to assess AO performance. This is particular pressing for commercial applications, as for example in clinical
ophthalmology, where the systems are operated by non-technical personnel. While different applications
may require different AO metrics, use of the same AO fundamentals suggest there may also be much commonality. These issues will be explored in this session through a panel led discussion of leading AO experts. Please come with your own AO metric questions for the panel.

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