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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 8, Iss. 1 — Feb. 4, 2013

Through-focus response of multifocal intraocular lenses evaluated with a spatial light modulator

Laura Remón, Augusto Arias, Arnau Calatayud, Walter D. Furlan, and Juan A. Monsoriu  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 36, pp. 8594-8598 (2012)

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A new testing technique based on the use of a liquid crystal spatial light modulator (SLM) is proposed to analyze the optical quality of multifocal intraocular lenses (MIOLs). Different vergences and decentrations of the incident beam can be programmed onto the SLM in order to record the point spread function (PSF) for different object positions. From these axial PSFs, the through-focus modulation transfer function is computed. Because there are no moving parts in the experimental setup, this method is fast and versatile to assess MIOLs. Experimental results confirm the potential of the proposed method.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(120.4800) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical standards and testing
(170.4470) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ophthalmology
(330.0330) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision, color, and visual optics

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: September 26, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 15, 2012
Published: December 14, 2012

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Vol. 8, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Laura Remón, Augusto Arias, Arnau Calatayud, Walter D. Furlan, and Juan A. Monsoriu, "Through-focus response of multifocal intraocular lenses evaluated with a spatial light modulator," Appl. Opt. 51, 8594-8598 (2012)

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