TOM 8 – Active and Adaptive Optics

Berlin Adlershof, Germany
Part of: 
EOSAM 2014
15 September 2014 - 19 September 2014
Submission Timeframe: 
28 February 2014 - 4 April 2014

Scope of this topical meeting is to bring together different fields of expertise in the fundamentals as well as in application of adaptive and active optics. Such applications are mainly but not limited to microscopy, beam-shaping, imaging in scattering media, metrology, medical applications and astronomy. Special emphasis will be put on the enabling technologies for such applications. 
Thus, novel adaptive optical elements, algorithms and sensors to generate the required signal and the required optical setup for their proper system integration will be the focus of this topical meeting.

Furthermore, this platform is dedicated to bring together researchers from universities and institutes with industrial representatives fabricating adaptive optical elements and costumers offering products applying adaptive optical technology. Hence, this event is dedicated to provide an inspiring atmosphere to discuss and generate promising future applications within this field.


Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Astronomy    
  • Microscopy
  • Adaptive and active optics for imaging
  • Adaptive and active optics for sensing
  • Adaptive and active optics for manufacturing
  • Adaptive and active optics for non-imaging in particular lighting and illumination


  • Chair: Joerg Petschulat, Carl Zeiss AG (DE)
  • Co-chair: Allard Mosk, University of Twente (NL)


  • Allard Mosk, University of Twente (NL)


  • Alexander Rohrbach, University of Freiburg (DE)
  • Alfredo Dubra, Medical College of Wisconsin (US)
  • Changhuei Yang, California Institute of Technology (US)
  • Martin Booth, University of Oxford (GB)
  • Michel Verhaegen, Delft Center for Systems and Control (NL)
  • Christoph Skupsch, Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems, Dresden (DE): Deeper insight with MEMS based illumination