Adaptive Optics for Aberration Correction in Laser Processing

Hosted By: Imaging Optical Design Technical Group

7 December 2020, 11:00 - 12:00 - Eastern Daylight Time (UTC - 04:00)

In this webinar hosted by the OSA Imaging Optical Design Technical Group, Patrick Salter from the University of Oxford will give an overview of adaptive optics technology used for aberration correction in high resolution optical processing. Dr. Salter will focus particularly on high numerical aperture short-pulse laser processing and microscopy, highlighting differences in the adaptive optics systems required for the two applications and how they might be operated. Finally, Dr. Salter will discuss some of his recent work using adaptive optics enabled laser processing to fabricate fluorescent calibration slides for use in biological microscopes. These fluorescent calibration slides can be an effective and easily implemented tool for both alignment and characterization of advanced optical microscopes.

What You Will Learn:

  • The basics of adaptive optics in laser machining and bio-imaging microscopy
  • The state-of-the art adaptive optics in laser machining and bio-imaging microscopy
  • The representative applications of AO laser machining and bio-imaging microscopy

Who Should Attend:

  • Graduate students, researchers, and engineers in laser machining and bio-imaging microscopy

About the Presenter: Patrick Salter, University of Oxford

Patrick is an EPSRC Early Career Fellow in Manufacturing the Future at the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford. With a background in soft matter physics focused on liquid crystal display technology, his research now mainly concerns optical processing using ultrashort pulse lasers, employing adaptive optics techniques to improve resolution and throughput. He is also the WW Spooner junior research fellow at New College, Oxford.