Traditional, fixed optical elements operate at a single focal position, resulting in a trade off between resolution and depth of focus. Adaptive optics, however, can be quickly adjusted to optimize depth of field, increase signal intensity, and correct wavefront errors, leading to more flexible, robust optical systems.
In this paper, you’ll learn:
- Challenges overcome by adaptive optics
- Applications best suited for a flexible optical system design
- Components of an adaptive optics system, such as liquid lenses and spatial light modulators