STIAS Conference Centre

STIAS Conference Centre

Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study Wallenberg Research Centre 10 Marais Road Stellenbosch South Africa
Andrew Forbes (Chief Researcher and Research Group Leader CSIR - National Laser Centre South Africa Honorary positions at UKZN and U. Stellenbosc)
9th International Workshop on Adaptive Optics for Industry & Medicine some_text Download the Programme & Book of Abstracts Here

The aim of the workshop is to discuss the use of novel adaptive optical elements, concepts and systems as they apply to high power lasers, medical devices, imaging, industrial lasers and microscopy. The International Workshop on Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine (AOIM) provides scientists and engineers from both industry and academia with opportunities to explore recent developments, current practices and future trends in adaptive optics and related fields. A key feature of this single-session meeting is the relaxed atmosphere with all participants encouraged to present and discuss their work either as a talk or a poster.

Topics will include:

  • Adaptive optical (AO) devices,
  • Wavefront sensing and measurement,
  • Aberration correction,
  • AO in imaging systems,
  • Digital holograpy in AOs,
  • Spatial light modulators,
  • Applications of AOs.
Invited Speakers
  1. Prof.David Williams (University of  Rochester, USA)
  2. Prof.Stefan Piehler (University of  Stuttgart, Germany)
  3. Prof. Martin Booth (University of Oxford, UK)
  4. Prof. Juan Bueno (University of  Murcia, Spain)
  5. Prof. Gordon Love (University of Durham, UK)
  6. Dr Rocio Borrego Varillas (University of  Jaume I,  Spain)
  7. Dr Michael Duparre (University of  Jena, Germany)
  8. Prof Jesus Lancis Saez (University of  Jaume I, Spain)
Organizing Committee
Prof. Forbes, Andrew(South Africa)

International Organising Committee:
  • Alexis Kudryashov (Russia)
  • Pablo Artal (Spain)
  • Sergio Restaino (USA)
  • John Gonglewski (UK)
  • Jean Claude Kieffer (Canada)
  • Ulrich Wittrock (Germany)
Conference Management - SAIP Office:
  • Brian Masara
  • Linette White
Important Dates:
  • 1 Oct 2012 1st call
  • 30 Jan 2013 Abstracts due
  • 30 April 2013 Registration for authors
  • Extended to 9 August 2013 registration deadline
  • 30 July 2013 Payment of registration fees
Registration Fees:
  • Delegate Registration Fees = R3500 (€350)
  • Student Registration Fees = R3000 (€300)
Abstract Submission Info
AOIM2013 Workshop Call
Banking Details
Programme & Book Of Abstracts
Spring School
Travel Info
Workshop Enquiries
    • 08:25 08:30
      Welcome Remarks 5m
      Speaker: Prof. Andrew Forbes (CSIR)
    • 08:30 10:45
      Introductory lectures on the core technology
      • 08:30
        Basics of AOs and adaptive control 45m
        Speaker: Prof. Alexis Kudryashov (Head of the Lab)
      • 09:15
        Basics of deformable mirrors 45m
        Speaker: Prof. Ulrich Wittrock (University of Applied Sciences Muenster)
      • 10:00
        Basics of wavefront sensing 45m
        Speaker: Dr Sergio Restaino (Naval Research Laboratory, Remote Sensing Division)
    • 10:45 11:15
      Tea Break 30m
    • 11:15 13:30
      Introductory lectures on applications in medicine and health
      • 11:15
        AOs in Vision 45m
        Speaker: Prof. Pablo Artal (Universidad de Murcia)
      • 12:00
        Biomedical imaging with AOs 45m
        Speaker: Prof. Gordon Love (Durham University)
      • 12:45
        AOs and microscopy 45m
        Speaker: Dr Booth Martin (University of Oxford)
    • 13:30 14:15
      LUNCH 45m
    • 14:15 16:30
      Introductory lectures on current state-of-the art AO systems
      • 14:15
        Turn key AO systems 45m
        Speaker: Mr paul bierden (boston micromahcines)
      • 15:00
        AOs in ultrafast and ultrahigh power lasers 45m
        Speaker: Dr JESUS LANCIS (Universitat Jaume I)
      • 15:45
        AOs in high precision materials 45m
        Speaker: Dr Booth Martin (University of Oxford)
    • 17:00 20:00
      Welcome Function Braai & Entertainment

      Spit Braai and Traditional Entertainment & Networking

    • 08:10 10:30
      Seesion I : AO in Lasers
      • 09:00
        Recent advances in high-power fundamental mode thin-disk lasers using intra-cavity deformable mirrors 40m
        Speaker: Mr Stefan Piehler (Institut für Strahlwerkzeuge, Universität Stuttgart)
      • 09:40
        Achieving the highest intensity from the Orion Laser Facility 50m
        Speaker: Dr Nicholas Hopps (AWE plc)
    • 10:30 11:00
      TEA BREAK 30m
    • 11:00 13:00
      Session II : Imaging and Microscopy
      • 11:00
        Speaker: Dr Booth Martin (University of Oxford)
      • 11:40
        Layer-oriented adaptive optics for extended objects 20m
        Speaker: Dr Aglae Kellerer (Durham University)
      • 12:00
        High resolution in-vivo imaging of the mouse retina using an adaptive optics system with MEMS segmented piston/tip/tilt deformable mirror. 20m
        Speaker: Dr Robert J. Zawadzki (UC Davis)
      • 12:20
        Modal deformable mirror optimization in sensorless Optical Coherence Tomography 20m
        Speaker: Dr Stefano Bonora (CNR-IFN)
      • 12:40
        Superpenetration Multiphoton Microscopy Enabled Through MEMS DM Technology 20m
        Speaker: Mr paul bierden (boston micromahcines)
    • 13:00 14:00
      LUNCH BREAK 1h
    • 14:00 15:30
      Session III: Wavefront Sensing Techniques
      • 14:00
        Impact of wavefront aberrations in ultrafast nonlinear optics 40m
        Speaker: Dr Rocío Borrego-Varillas (Universitat Jaume I, Universidad de Salamanca)
      • 14:40
        Modal decomposition for wavefront reconstruction 40m
        Speaker: Mr Christian Schulze (Institute of Applied Optics, Abbe Center of Photonics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany)
    • 15:30 16:00
      TEA BREAK 30m
    • 16:00 18:20
      Session IV: Adaptive Control
      • 16:00
        Wavefront correction in large-scale glass laser LFEX 40m
        Speaker: Prof. Takahisa JITSUNO (Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, JAPAN)
      • 16:40
        Multi-conjugated adaptive optics for intense femtosecond lasers 20m
        Speaker: Dr Gilles Cheriaux (Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquée)
      • 17:00
        Characterization and application of a deformable mirror for pulse shaping in the Mid-Infrared 20m
        Speaker: Mr Stefano Bonora (CNR-IFN, LUXOR, via Trasea 7, 35131, Padova, Italy)
      • 17:20
        Ultrafast time compensated monochromator with deformable diffraction gratings 20m
        Speaker: Dr Stefano Bonora (CNR-IFN)
      • 17:40
        High resolution wavefront control using a photocontrolled deformable mirror in closed loop 20m
        Speaker: Dr Stefano Bonora (CNR-IFN)
      • 18:00
        Real-time high speed adaptive optical system for imaging and laser beam control 20m
        Speaker: Prof. Alexis Kudryashov (Head of the Lab)
    • 08:10 10:30
      Session V: AO Techniques
      • 08:30
        Adaptive Lenses for Displays & Vision 40m
        Speaker: Prof. Gordon Love (Durham University)
      • 09:10
        Results on the high power testing of screen-printed deformable mirrors 20m
        Speaker: Dr Claudia Reinlein (Fraunhofer IOF, Jena)
      • 09:30
        Design optimization of an actuator pattern for a unimorph deformable mirror 20m
        Speaker: Mr Michael Appelfelder (Friedrich Schiller Univ. of Jena, Inst. of App. Physics)
      • 09:50
        Large Scale Deformable Mirror Based on Bimorph and Stack Actuators 20m
        Speakers: Prof. Alexis Kudryashov (Active Optics NightN Ltd.) , Dr Vadim Samarkin (Active Optics NightN Ltd.)
      • 10:10
        Recent Advances in MEMS Deformable Mirror Technology 20m
        Speaker: Mr paul bierden (boston micromahcines)
    • 10:30 11:00
      TEA BREAK 30m
    • 11:00 13:00
      Session VI: Vision
      • 11:00
        Functional Imaging of Single Cells in the Living Eye 40m
        Speaker: Prof. David Williams (Dean for Research in Arts, Science, and Engineering Director, Center for Visual Science William G. Allyn Professor of Medical Optics)
      • 11:40
        Dynamic plenoptic perception with adaptive mirror 20m
        Speaker: Mr Thiago D. O. Moura (Graduate Program in Electrical Engineering - Federal University of Minas Gerais - Av. Antônio Carlos 6627, 31270-901, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil)
      • 12:00
        The use of Zernike and Q-Polynomials combined for the Representation of Intraocular-Lens Topologies 20m
        Speaker: Mr Rodolfo Costa (Graduate Program in Electrical Engineering - Federal University of Minas Gerais)
      • 12:20
        Aberration correction with adaptive optics for lowering the threshold energy for femtosecond laser induced optical breakdown in a water based eye model 20m
        Speaker: Mrs Anja Hansen (Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.)
      • 12:40
        Dynamic generation of scattering for high resolution adaptive optics in the eye 20m
        Speaker: Dr Enrique-Josua Fernandez (Universidad de Murcia)
    • 13:00 14:00
      LUNCH BREAK 1h
    • 14:00 16:00
      A parametric study of the contributing factors influencing femtosecond pulse shape transfer via difference frequency mixing. 2h
      Speaker: Ms Nicolene Botha (NLC)
    • 14:00 16:00
      Artificial model of human eye aberrations proceeded in real-time 2h
      Speaker: Ms Anna Lylova (Student)
    • 14:00 16:00
      Biomedical applications of optics 2h
      Speaker: Dr Patience Mthunzi (CSIR - NLC)
    • 14:00 16:00
      Compensation of the two-stage phase-shifting algorithms with respect to detuning and harmonics 2h
      Speaker: Dr Daniel Malacara-Doblado (Centro de Investigaciones en Optica, A. C.)
    • 14:00 16:00
      Computational Testbench and Flow Chart for Wavefront Sensors 2h
      Speaker: Dr Davies W. de Lima Monteiro (Department of Electrical Engineering Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais – UFMG, Brazil)
    • 14:00 16:00
      Free-motion measurement of the beam propagation factor by means of a spatial light modulator. 2h
      Speaker: Dr Jesús Lancis (Universidad Jaume I)
    • 14:00 16:00
      Imaging of solid aerosols produced by optical catapulting 2h
      Speaker: Mr Mahmoud Mohamed (The National Institute of Laser Enhanced Science)
    • 14:00 16:00
      Imaging the expression of Channelrhodopsin-2 as a directly light-gated cation-selective membrane channel in HEK 293 cells 2h
      Speaker: Dr Ahmed El-Hussein M.Kamel (The National Institute of Laser Enhanced Science, Cairo University)
    • 14:00 16:00
      Localization and image reconstruction of inclusions embedded in biological tissue (turbid media) by means of adaptive optical system 2h
      Speaker: Mr Ilya Galaktionov (Student)
    • 14:00 16:00
      Optical Design and Optimization of Adaptive Automobile Headlight with Liquid Optical Element and Freeform 2h
      Speaker: Prof. YiChin Fang (Head of Department)
    • 14:00 16:00
      Producing Kaleidoscope Modes using the Digital Laser 2h
    • 14:00 16:00
      Propagating aberrated laser beams 2h
      Speaker: Dr Cosmas Mafusire (CSIR National Laser Centre)
    • 14:00 16:00
      Utilizing speckle decorrelation for tomographic wavefront sensing (with one wavefront sensor) 2h
      Speaker: Dr Aglaé Kellerer (University of Durham)
    • 14:00 16:00
      Wide field wavefront sensing on extended scenes and possible applications 2h
      Speaker: Dr Roberto Ragazzoni (INAF - Astronomical Observatory of Padova - Italy)
    • 17:00 20:00
      Wine Tasting & Cocktail Function
    • 08:30 10:30
      Session VII : Imaging and Microscopy
      • 08:30
        Advances in adaptive optics nonlinear microscopy for applications in medical and life sciences 40m
        Speaker: Dr Juan M. Bueno (Universidad de Murcia)
      • 09:10
        Adaptive optics for multi-photon microscopy using direct and sensorless measurement 20m
        Speaker: Mr Tim van Werkhoven (Leiden Observatory, Leiden University)
      • 09:30
        Constrained optimisation for fast wavefront sensorless adaptive optics in microscopy 20m
        Speaker: Mr Jacopo Antonello (DCSC, Delft University of Technology)
      • 09:50
        Active spatial polarization control for microscope objectives 20m
        Speaker: Mr Frederik Schaal (Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Technische Optik, Germany)
      • 10:10
        Correction for distortions in holographic nanointerferometers 20m
        Speaker: Prof. Vladimir Venediktov (St.-Petersburg State University)
    • 10:30 11:00
      TEA BREAK 30m
    • 11:00 13:00
      Session VIII : Spatial Light Modulators
      • 11:00
        Shaping ultrafast pulsed beams in space and time with programmable spatial light modulators 40m
        Speaker: Dr JESUS LANCIS (Universitat Jaume I)
      • 11:40
        All-digital holographic tool for real-time mode excitation and ~analysis in optical waveguides 20m
        Speaker: Dr Michael Duparré (Institute of Applied Optics, University Jena)
      • 12:00
        Phase generation in white light with a 6-Pi Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) device 20m
        Speakers: Dr Enrique Josua Fernandez (Lab Optica, IUI Optica y Nanofisica, U Murcia) , Prof. Pablo Artal (Lab Optica, IUI Optica y Nanofisica, U Murcia) , Dr Pedro Prieto (Lab Optica, IUI Optica y Nanofisica, U Murcia)
      • 12:20
        A novel technique to generate and temporally shape multiple pulsed laser beams using 2D-SLMs 20m
        Speaker: Mr Dirk-Mathys Spangenberg (University of Stellenbosch)
      • 12:40
        Real-time dynamic control of laser modes 20m
        Speaker: Mr Sandile Ngcobo (CSIR)
    • 13:00 14:00
      LUNCH BREAK 1h
    • 14:00 15:20
      Session IX: Space
      • 14:00
        -Strehl ratio, divergence, M2 factor –What is good for describing the propagation of a diffracted laser beam? 20m
        Speaker: Prof. Kamel AIT-AMEUR (CIMAP-ENSICAEN,Caen, France)
      • 14:20
        Adaptive Optics in Astronomy: deblurring the atmosphere 20m
        Speaker: Dr David Buckley (Southern African Large Telescope)
      • 14:40
        Overview and perspectives of Active and Adaptive Optics for Space Optical Applications 20m
        Speaker: Mr Pascal Hallibert (ESA-ESTEC)
      • 15:00
        Manufacturing and Testing of Unimorph Deformable Mirrors for Space Telescopes 20m
        Speaker: Prof. Ulrich Wittrock (University of Applied Sciences Muenster)
    • 15:20 15:50
      TEA BREAK 30m
    • 15:50 17:30
      Session X: Propagation and Turbulance
      • 15:50
        Quantum Communications along Optical Links with Strong Turbulence 40m
        Speaker: Prof. Villoresi Paolo (Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova,)
      • 16:30
        Adaptive Optics for Horizontal Propagation Applications 20m
        Speaker: Dr Sergio Restaino (Naval Research Laboratory, Remote Sensing Division)
      • 16:50
        Free Space prop without the free space 20m
        Speaker: Christian
      • 17:10
        Quantum communication with OAM entangled photons 20m
        Speaker: Mr Alpha Hamadou Ibrahim (CSIR, National Laser Center)
    • 08:30 16:00
      Group Tour - Table Mountains

      Buses depart 08:30 from STIAS
      Return 4:30

      Buses Depart again at 5:30 for Dinner at Moyo

    • 18:00 22:00
      Banquet Dinner at Moyo Restaurant