Zernike radial slope polynomials for wavefront reconstruction and refraction

Nam, Jayoung, Thibos, Larry N., & Iskander, D. Robert (2009) Zernike radial slope polynomials for wavefront reconstruction and refraction. Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics, Image Science & Vision (JOSA A), 26(4), pp. 4035-1048.

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Ophthalmic wavefront sensors typically measure wavefront slope, from which wavefront phase is reconstructed. We show that ophthalmic prescriptions (in power-vector format) can be obtained directly from slope measurements without wavefront reconstruction. This is achieved by fitting the measurement data with a new set of orthonormal basis functions called Zernike radial slope polynomials. Coefficients of this expansion can be used to specify the ophthalmic power vector using explicit formulas derived by a variety of methods. Zernike coefficients for wavefront error can be recovered from the coefficients of radial slope polynomials, thereby offering an alternative way to perform wavefront reconstruction.

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ID Code: 31101
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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DOI: 10.1364/JOSAA.26.001035
ISSN: 1084-7529
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Optometry & Vision Science
Deposited On: 02 Mar 2010 22:30
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 17:50

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