Adaptive Optics

Enhanced Wavefront Corrected Ophthalmic Imaging

We aim to develop adaptive optics (AO) algorithms from astronomy in order to substantially improve speed and image quality as well as to increase field of view of state-of-the-art ophthalmic AO imaging systems for retinal imaging.The goal is to characterize the clinical robustness of these novel diagnostic AO systems by in vivo clinical experiments.

Tomography in astronomical applications

Point-spread function of the Extremely Large Telescopes with AO correction.

In this subproject we consider the improvement of the imaging process of ground based astronomical telescopes by AO systems and the reconstruction of the Interstellar Matter distribution in our galaxy. We focus on the analysis of models and the development of fast and highly accurate methods for the inversion of wavefront sensor data and the reconstruction of the turbulence profile of the atmosphere above ground based telescopes. An extension of the developed methods toward ophthalmic AO imaging is planned.

Research Team

From Subproject: Multi-Modal Imaging

Medical University Vienna Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering General Hospital Vienna, 4L Währinger Gürtel 18-20 1090 Vienna, Austria
Wolfgang DrexlerWolfgang DrexlerPrincipal Investigator Professor of Medical Physics Head of Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Elisabeth BrunnerElisabeth BrunnerPostdoctoral Researcher

From Subproject: Tomography in Astronomy

Johann Radon Institute Altenberger Straße 69 4040 Linz, Austria

Industrial Mathematics Institute Altenberger Straße 69 4040 Linz, Austria
Ronny RamlauRonny RamlauPrincipal Investigator Professor of Mathematics Scientific Director of RICAM
Victoria HuttererVictoria HuttererPostdoctoral Researcher
Simon HubmerSimon HubmerPostdoctoral Researcher