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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 9 — Sep. 4, 2009

Astigmatism and defocus wavefront correction via Zernike modes produced with fluidic lenses

Randall Marks, David L. Mathine, Jim Schwiegerling, Gholam Peyman, and Nasser Peyghambarian  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 19, pp. 3580-3587 (2009)

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Fluidic lenses have been developed for ophthalmic applications with continuously varying optical powers for second order Zernike modes. Continuously varying corrections for both myopic and hyperopic defocus have been demonstrated over a range of three diopters using a fluidic lens with a circular retaining aperture. Likewise, a six diopter range of astigmatism has been continuously corrected using fluidic lenses with rectangular apertures. Imaging results have been characterized using a model eye.

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OCIS Codes
(080.3630) Geometric optics : Lenses
(170.4460) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ophthalmic optics and devices

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: March 30, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 4, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 4, 2009
Published: June 22, 2009

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Vol. 4, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Randall Marks, David L. Mathine, Jim Schwiegerling, Gholam Peyman, and Nasser Peyghambarian, "Astigmatism and defocus wavefront correction via Zernike modes produced with fluidic lenses," Appl. Opt. 48, 3580-3587 (2009)

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