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Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine

Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop Münster, Germany, Oct. 19–24, 2003

  • Ulrich Wittrock
  • Current status report on adaptive optics and its applications in industry and medicine

Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 102)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Wavefront Correctors and Mirror Control

    1. D. Rowe, L. Laycock, M. Griffith, N. Archer
      Pages 9-15
    2. G. Vdovin, M. Loktev
      Pages 17-24
    3. S. Somalingam, M. Hain, T. Tschudi, J. Knittel, H. Richter
      Pages 35-43
    4. G. Vdovin, M. Loktev, X. Zhang
      Pages 45-51
    5. P. Lu, Y.-A. Peter, E. Carr, U. Krishnamoorty, I.-W. Jung, O. Solgaard et al.
      Pages 53-59
    6. M. de Boer, K. Hinnen, M. Verhaegen, R. Fraanje, G. Vdovin, N. Doelman
      Pages 61-71
    7. H.-M. Heuck, I. Buske, U. Buschmann, H. Krause, U. Wittrock
      Pages 73-81
    8. O. Soloviev, G. Vdovin
      Pages 91-99
  3. Wavefront Sensors

    1. B. Schäfer, K. Mann, M. Dyba
      Pages 103-110
    2. J.E. Oti, V.F. Canales, M.P. Cagigal
      Pages 111-118
    3. D.M. Cuevas, L.J. Otten, P. Harrison, P. Fournier
      Pages 119-127
    4. P. Harrison, G.R.G. Erry, P. Fournier, D.M. Cuevas, L.J. Otten, A. Larichev
      Pages 129-139
    5. J. Pfund, M. Beyerlein, R. Dorn
      Pages 141-150
    6. T. Nirmaier, G. Pudasaini, C. Alvarez Diez, J. Bille, D.W. de Lima Monteiro
      Pages 151-161
    7. D.W. de Lima Monteiro, T. Nirmaier
      Pages 163-175
    8. A.H. Greenaway, H.I. Campbell, S. Restaino
      Pages 177-186

About these proceedings


This book treats the development and application of adaptive optics for industry and medicine. The contributions describe recently developed components for adaptive-optics systems such as deformable mirrors, wavefront sensors, and mirror drivers as well as complete adaptive optical systems and their applications in industry and medicine. Applications range from laser-beam forming and adaptive aberration correction for high-power lasers to retinal imaging in ophthalmology. The contributions are based on presentations made at the 4th International Workshop on Adaptive Optics in Industry and Medicine which took place in Münster, Germany, in October 2003. This highly successful series of workshops on adaptive optics started in 1997 and continues with the 5th workshop in Beijing in 2005.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ulrich Wittrock
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Applied Physics, Photonics LaboratoryUniversity of Applied Sciences MünsterSteinfurtGermany

About the editors

Ulrich Wittrock studied physics at the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany, and at the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA, where he received the Master's degree in physics in 1988. In 1988 he began graduate study at the Technical University of Berlin in the research group of Prof. Weber. He received the Ph.D. degree from the Technical University of Berlin in 1993. Since 1995 he is professor at the University of Applied Sciences at Muenster in the Department of Applied Physics. In 2002 he spent a sabbatical at Stanford University. Ulrich Wittrock developed several new concepts for solid state lasers. His early and continuing interest is the influence of thermo-optical aberrations on laser resonators. His current research activities include adaptive optics for solid state lasers and advanced diode-pumped solid state lasers.

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