TOM 8 - Adaptive Optics & Information driven optical systems

Delft, Netherlands
8 October 2018 - 12 October 2018


Joerg Petschulat, Carl Zeiss AG (Germany)                   
Allard Mosk, Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, Utrecht University (Netherlands)



Optical imaging systems handle an ever more intricate interplay of light and information. Both, adaptive optics and adaptive illumination provide more data allocated from the subject of interest. The evaluation of this data by computational post-processing enables the extraction of the useful information thereof.
Adaptive optics systems gather information on the possible distortions between the lenses and the object and correct those using deformable mirrors or spatial light modulators. With these tailored manipulations data can be accessed revealing relevant object information, such as its phase, its 3D nature that can hardly be deduced in convenient and quantitative manner.
Adaptive illumination systems optimize the information gathered from the photons that interact with the object. In lensless and disordered imaging systems, diffraction and scattering yields patterns from which image information can be retrieved through calculations, reducing the complexity or even completely eliminating the lens system.
In this session, progress will be shown toward new imaging methods that are more robust to misalignment, scattering and aberration, easier to produce and more versatile in wavelength and resolution than traditional systems.