Focused Delivery of Laser Energy to the Eye Using Adaptive Optics

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-05-C-6551
Agency Tracking Number: F041-073-1008
Amount: $749,341.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-073
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA, 94704
DUNS: 120364380
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Nathan Doble
 Director of Optical Engin
 (510) 849-2375
Business Contact
 Michael Helmbrecht
Title: President
Phone: (510) 849-2375
Research Institution
Iris AO proposes to manufacture and deliver an adaptive-optics (AO) retinal imager and light delivery system for evaluating laser safety and damage mechanisms. The system will achieve cellular-level 3-D high resolution imaging while delivering diffraction limited laser pulses to a living eye by using AO to correct for optical aberrations. Additionally, wide-angle fundus imaging and retinal tracking will be included in a compact system that meets all performance, size, and cost requirements. Building on the successful proof of feasibility and detailed design of Phase I, Phase II will entail building, testing, and delivering a fully operational system to the Air Force. Iris AO’s unique combination of proven AO retinal-imaging expertise and superior microelectromechanical (MEMS) deformable-mirror technology will lead to unprecedented performance not available today. The user friendly, versatile system will allow investigation across a wide range of optical wavelengths as well as both animal and human subjects with only minor adjustments. This will allow widespread use for a host of biomedical imaging and surgery applications.

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