Journal article

Multiconjugate adaptive optics applied to an anatomically accurate human eye model

PA Bedggood, R Ashman, G Smith, AB Metha

OPTICS EXPRESS | OPTICAL SOC AMER | Published : 2006

Abstract

Aberrations of both astronomical telescopes and the human eye can be successfully corrected with conventional adaptive optics. This produces diffraction-limited imagery over a limited field of view called the isoplanatic patch. A new technique, known as multiconjugate adaptive optics, has been developed recently in astronomy to increase the size of this patch. The key is to model atmospheric turbulence as several flat, discrete layers. A human eye, however, has several curved, aspheric surfaces and a gradient index lens, complicating the task of correcting aberrations over a wide field of view. Here we utilize a computer model to determine the degree to which this technology may be applied t..

View full abstract