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Characterising a holographic modal phase mask for the detection of ocular aberrations
Author(s): A. D. Corbett; D. Gil Leyva; L. Diaz-Santana; T. D. Wilkinson; J. J. Zhong
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Paper Abstract

The accurate measurement of the double-pass ocular wave front has been shown to have a broad range of applications from LASIK surgery to adaptively corrected retinal imaging. The ocular wave front can be accurately described by a small number of Zernike circle polynomials. The modal wave front sensor was first proposed by Neil et al. and allows the coefficients of the individual Zernike modes to be measured directly. Typically the aberrations measured with the modal sensor are smaller than those seen in the ocular wave front. In this work, we investigated a technique for adapting a modal phase mask for the sensing of the ocular wave front. This involved extending the dynamic range of the sensor by increasing the pinhole size to 2.4mm and optimising the mask bias to 0.75λ. This was found to decrease the RMS error by up to a factor of three for eye-like aberrations with amplitudes up to 0.2μm. For aberrations taken from a sample of real-eye measurements a 20% decrease in the RMS error was observed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 June 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6018, 5th International Workshop on Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine, 601808 (8 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.669247
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A. D. Corbett, Cambridge Univ. (United Kingdom)
D. Gil Leyva, Cambridge Univ. (United Kingdom)
L. Diaz-Santana, City Univ. (United Kingdom)
T. D. Wilkinson, Cambridge Univ. (United Kingdom)
J. J. Zhong, City Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6018:
5th International Workshop on Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine

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