Cascading DPPs for extended range and fidelity

We are very happy to announce that our recent paper: "Cascading optofluidic phase modulators for performance enhancement in refractive adaptive optics" has made it on the title page of SPIE, the international not-for-profit professional society for optics and photonics technology.

"Researchers from the University of Freiburg, Germany, have made a significant advance in AO microscopy through the demonstration of a new AO module comprising two deformable phase plates (DPPs)."

The magazine describes the key innovation and the potential of ultra-thin adaptive optics elements:

"In this AO configuration, similar to hi-fidelity loudspeakers with separate woofer and tweeter units, one of the optical modulators is optimized for low-spatial frequency aberrations, while the second is used for high-frequency correction."

Original news sources: "Adaptive optics with cascading corrective elements" https://spie.org/news/adaptive-optics-with-cascading-corrective-elements

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-01/ssfo-aow012121.php

You can read the open access paper here:


Original paper: "Cascading optofluidic phase modulators for performance enhancement in refractive adaptive optics" https://doi.org/10.1117/1.AP.2.6.066005


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