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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 11 — May. 30, 2005
  • pp: 4275–4285

Comparative analysis of deformable mirrors for ocular adaptive optics

Eugenie Dalimier and Chris Dainty  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 11, pp. 4275-4285 (2005)

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We have evaluated the ability of three commercially available deformable mirrors to compensate the aberrations of the eye using a model for aberrations developed by Thibos, Bradley and Hong. The mirrors evaluated were a 37 actuator membrane mirror and 19 actuator piezo mirror (OKO Technologies) and a 35 actuator bimorph mirror (AOptix Inc). For each mirror, Zernike polynomials and typical ocular aberrated wavefronts were fitted with the mirror modes measured using a Twyman-Green interferometer. The bimorph mirror showed the lowest root mean square error, although the 19 actuator piezo device showed promise if extended to more actuators. The methodology can be used to evaluate new deformable mirrors as they become available.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(330.4460) Vision, color, and visual optics : Ophthalmic optics and devices

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: May 3, 2005
Revised Manuscript: May 23, 2005
Published: May 30, 2005

Eugenie Dalimier and Chris Dainty, "Comparative analysis of deformable mirrors for ocular adaptive optics," Opt. Express 13, 4275-4285 (2005)

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