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Optometry and Vision Science Research Guide: Adaptive optics

Research resources and information for vision science.

Overviews and introductions

MEMS (micro-electro mechanical systems) and DMs (deformable mirrors)


Kamel A, Yavuz M, Abdel-Rahman E. Resonant Adaptive Mirrors. University of Waterloo; 2020.

Ommani A, Lakshminarayanan V, Hutchings N. Assessment of Ocular Aberrations at Scaled Pupil Size and Reduced Shack-Hartmann Spot Number. University of Waterloo; 2019.


Cheng H, Ciuffreda KJ, Jiang H, et al. Cone parameters in different vision levels from the adaptive optics imaging. Medicine (Baltimore). 2021;100(16):e25618-e25618. doi:10.1097/MD.0000000000025618

Christou JC, Girkin J, Kulcsár C, Young LK. Feature issue introduction: Applications of adaptive optics. Optics express. 2021;29(8):11533-11537. doi:10.1364/OE.418282

Dagel D., Cowan W., Spahn O., et al. Large-stroke MEMS deformable mirrors for adaptive optics. Journal of microelectromechanical systems. 2006;15(3):572-583. doi:10.1109/JMEMS.2006.876794  

Doble N, Williams D. The application of MEMS technology for adaptive optics in vision science. IEEE journal of selected topics in quantum electronics. 2004;10(3):629-635. doi:10.1109/JSTQE.2004.829202

King BJ, Sapoznik KA, Elsner AE, et al. SD-OCT and Adaptive Optics Imaging of Outer Retinal Tubulation. Optometry and vision science. 2017;94(3):411-422. doi:10.1097/OPX.0000000000001031

Marcos S, Werner JS, Burns SA, et al. Vision science and adaptive optics, the state of the field. Vision research (Oxford). 2017;132:3-33. doi:10.1016/j.visres.2017.01.006.

Torti C, Považay B, Hofer B, et al. Adaptive optics optical coherence tomography at 120,000 depth scans/s for non-invasive cellular phenotyping of the living human retina. Optics express. 2009;17(22):19382-19400. doi:10.1364/OE.17.019382

Zawadzki RJ, Choi SS, Fuller AR, Evans JW, Hamann B, Werner JS. Cellular resolution volumetric in vivo retinal imaging with adaptive optics-optical coherence tomography. Optics express. 2009;17(5):4084-4094. doi:10.1364/OE.17.004084