OCT sees the human retina sharply with adaptive optics

Scot S. Olivier, Steven M. Jones, Diana C. Chen, Robert J. Zawadzki, Stacey S. Choi, Sophie P. Laut, John S. Werner

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Adaptive optics (AO) is used for improving lateral resolution in opthalmic Optical-Coherence-Tomography (OCT) to correct for the aberrations in the human eye. AO works by measuring aberrations using a wavefront sensor and applying this information to the control of a deformable mirror in a closed loop, thereby compensating for the measured aberrations. This instrument combines the advantages of FD-OCT and advanced microtechnology for AO, using 35-element bimorph deformable mirror. AO system can effectively compensate low-order aberrations and maintain low rms wavefront error during closed-loop operations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-93
Number of pages5
JournalLaser Focus World
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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