Adaptive Optics: Methods, Analysis and Applications (AO)

23 June 2013 – 27 June 2013 OSA Virtual Event

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.

Pablo Artal, Universidad de Murcia SpainAdaptive Optics for Ophthalmic Applications, Invited

Martin Booth, University of OxfordUnited KingdomAdaptive Optics for High-resolution Microscopy, Invited

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

Mourad Idir, Brookhaven National LaboratoryUnited StatesE: X-ray Active Optics for Synchrotron and Free Electron Laser Applications: Why and How?, Invited

Na Ji, Howard Hughes Medical InstituteUnited StatesPupil-segmentation-based Adaptive Optics for In-vivo Brain Imaging , Invited

Joel Kubby, University of California Santa CruzUnited StatesAdaptive Optics for Biological Imaging using Direct Wavefront Sensing, Invited

Carl Paterson, Imperial College LondonUnited KingdomInformation in Wavefront Sensing - Fundamental Limits to Wavefront Measurement, Invited

Jason Porter, University of HoustonUnited StatesWavefront Sensorless Adaptive Optics Imaging in the Living Eye, Invited

Lisa Poyneer, Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryUnited StatesAdaptive x-ray Optics at Lawrence Livermore, Invited

Thomas Rimmele, National Solar ObservatoryUnited StatesSolar Adaptive Optics: Challenges and New Developments , Invited

Karin Stein, Fraunhofer IOSBGermanyElectro-optical Propagation along a Horizontal Path – A Brief Overview, Invited

General Chairs

Julian Christou, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory, USA
Donald Miller, Indiana University, USA

Program Committee

Martin Booth, Univ. of Oxford, UK
Christopher Dainty, National Univ. of Ireland Galway, Ireland
Alfredo Dubra, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA
Enrique-Josua Fernandez, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
Szymon Gladysz, Fraunhofer Institute IOSB, Germany
Robert Johnson, Starfire Optical Range, USA
Caroline Kulcsar, Institut d'Optique Graduate School, France
Gordon Love, Univ. of Durham, UK
Lisa Poyneer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Thomas Rimmele, National Solar Observatory, USA
Allan Wirth, Xinetics Inc, USA
Robert Zawadzki, Univ. of California Davis, USA

Congress Special Events

Congress Reception
Monday 24 June, 19.00 – 20.30
Join your fellow attendees for the Congress Reception. Enjoy delectable fare while networking. The reception is open to committee/presenting author/student and full conference attendees. Conference attendees may purchase extra tickets for their guest.
Joint Poster Sessions
Tuesday 25, June, 16.30 – 18.00
Posters are an integral part of the technical program and offer a unique networking opportunity, where presenters can discuss their results one-to-one with interested parties. Each author is provided with a 4 ft. × 8 ft. (1.22 m × 2.44 m) board on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper.
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.

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

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