Adaptive optics from microscopy to nanoscopy

Brian R. Patton, Daniel Burke, Martin J. Booth

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Adaptive optics have been introduced to compensate the effects of aberrations in high resolution microscopy. Adaptive elements, such as deformable mirrors or spatial light modulators enable the dynamic correction of aberrations in a range of applications. These methods have proved particularly useful in three dimensional imaging of tissue specimens. We review the principles behind these methods and their application to high and super resolution microscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMultiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences XIV
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventMultiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences XIV - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2 Feb 20144 Feb 2014


ConferenceMultiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences XIV
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


  • aberrations
  • adaptive optics
  • confocal microscope
  • multiphoton microscope
  • STED
  • wave front sensing
  • microscopy
  • deformable mirrors
  • tissues


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