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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2013
  • pp: 4801–4804

Wavefront sensorless modal deformable mirror correction in adaptive optics: optical coherence tomography

S. Bonora and R. J. Zawadzki  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 22, pp. 4801-4804 (2013)

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We present a method for optimization of optical coherence tomography images using wavefront sensorless adaptive optics. The method consists of systematic adjustment of the coefficients of a subset of the orthogonal Zernike bases and application of the resulting shapes to a deformable mirror, while optimizing using image sharpness as a merit function. We demonstrate that this technique can compensate for aberrations induced by trial lenses. Measurements of the point spread function before and after compensation demonstrate near diffraction limit imaging.

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OCIS Codes
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(170.4470) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ophthalmology
(220.1000) Optical design and fabrication : Aberration compensation
(110.1080) Imaging systems : Active or adaptive optics

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: September 19, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 3, 2013
Published: November 13, 2013

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S. Bonora and R. J. Zawadzki, "Wavefront sensorless modal deformable mirror correction in adaptive optics: optical coherence tomography," Opt. Lett. 38, 4801-4804 (2013)

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