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Adaptive Optics: Methods, Analysis and Applications

11 July 2022 – 15 July 2022 Hyatt Regency Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, British Columbia Canada

Adaptive Optics technology has many applications and this Topical Meeting looks at the multi-disciplinary aspects with an emphasis on investigating the commonality and possible synergies  between the adaptive optics methods developed and used by various communities pursuing different applications. This meeting concentrating on analysis, methods and systems and will focus on AO technology across multiple applications including ophthalmology, vision science, microscopy,  astronomy, high energy beam control, and beam propagation. 


  • AO systems/component technologies
  • wavefront correction optics
  • reconstruction and control algorithms
  • machine learning methods for AO
  • imaging through scattering and turbid media
  • signal processing used in AO implementations
  • limitations and novel applications



  • Lisa Bardou, Durham UniversityUnited Kingdom
    Challenges of Wide Field adaptive Optics Systems on Extremely Large Telescopes
  • Paul Bierden, Boston Micromachines CorporationUnited States
    MEMS Deformable Mirrors for High Resolution and High Speed Applications
  • Julien Charton, ALPAOFrance
    Deformable Mirrors up to 128 x 128 Actuators for Extremely Large Telescopes and Space
  • Alexandra Fragola, Ecole Sup Physique Chimie IndustriellesFrance
    Adaptive Optics Light-Sheet Microscopy
  • Na Ji, University of California BerkeleyUnited States
    Adaptive Optics for High-Resolution Fluorescence Microscopy
  • Xavier Levecq, Imagine OpticFrance
    Adaptive Optics in Fluorescence Microscopy: Key Parameters and Related Performance
  • Juliette McGregor, University of RochesterUnited States
    Adaptive Optics in Retinal Imaging: From Visualizing Photoreceptors to Evaluating Vision Restoration Therapies in the Living Eye
  • Pedro Mece, Office Natl d'Etudes Rech AerospatialesFrance
    Adaptive Glasses Full Field OCT for High Resolution Retinal Imaging over a Wide Field of View
  • Pouya Rajaeipour, Phaseform GmbHGermany
    Deformable Phase Plate – a New Technology for Plug-and-Play Adaptive Optics
  • Paul Serra, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUnited States
    Satellite Optical Communications Link Design and Technologies
  • Johnny Tam, National Institutes of HealthUnited States
    Clinical and Translational Imaging Using Adaptive Optics


  • Peter Kner, University of Georgia, United StatesChair
  • Caroline Kulcsar, Institut d'Optique Graduate School, FranceChair
  • John Girkin, Durham University, United KingdomProgram Chair
  • Pablo Artal, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
  • Martin Booth, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Elisabeth Brunner, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
  • Szymon Gladysz, Fraunhofer IOSB, Germany
  • Michael Hart, University of Arizona, United States
  • Na Ji, University of California Berkeley, United States
  • Andrew Lambert, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Jie Qiao, Rochester Institute of Technology, United States
  • Michel Verhaegen, DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, Netherlands
  • Laura Young, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom



Peter Kner

University of Georgia, United States

Caroline Kulcsar

Institut d'Optique Graduate School, France

John Girkin

Durham University, United Kingdom
Program Chair



Special Events


From Student to Career: A Look Inside Different Career Paths

Tuesday, 12 July 14:00 – 16:00

Students can ask questions and hear from professionals in different fields about the steps they took in choosing their career paths, what it takes to be successful in their field, and what a typical work day is like and how it differs from graduate school.

Scott Davis, Vescent Photonics, USA
Mark Zondlo, Princeton University, USA
Jaakko Lehtinen, Gasera, Finland
Michelle Bailey, NIST, USA
Derek Guenther, Ocean Insight, USA

Recent Advances in Free-Space Optical Communications

Wednesday, 13 July 09:30 – 11:00

Join the Laser Systems Technical group for a special talk led by Szymon Gladysz followed by a networking reception. With several major companies like SpaceX, Facebook, Google, and hundreds of smaller companies pursuing several concepts involving laser communications technology, Gladysz will discuss the recent advances in free-space laser communications in atmospheric and underwater environments. Please use this link to RSVP:

Szymon Gladysz, Head of the Adaptive Optics Group, Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation, Germany

Conference Reception

Wednesday, 13 July 18:00 – 20:30

Join your fellow attendees for a festive evening. Guest tickets are available for USD 75.


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