Feature issue of Biomedical Optics Express

Adaptive Optics for Biomedical Applications

Submission Opens:14 April 2022

Submission Deadline: 1 August 2022

Biomedical Optics Express welcomes submissions to a feature issue on "Adaptive Optics for Biomedical Applications." Adaptive optics has enabled unprecedented access to the basic building blocks of biology and medicine. Borrowing ideas and approaches from astronomy, adaptive optics was first demonstrated in living biological tissue—the human eye—25 years ago. Since then, adaptive optics has expanded its use and applications in ophthalmology, vision science, microscopy and neuroscience. This was made possible by technology development targeted for these specific application areas and fueled by a growing need to quantify and visualize biological structures and processes at cellular and sub-cellular resolution in living tissue.

This feature issue will collate and summarize the major advances in these areas over the last 3 decades and disseminate the latest research. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Microscopy
  • Neuroscience
  • Ophthalmology
  • Vision Science
  • Computational Adaptive Optics—Wavefront sensorless Adaptive Optics & digital aberration correction
  • Novel Adaptive Optics instrumentation
  • Wavefront sensing and correction
  • Image processing algorithms
  • Machine Learning
  • Functional imaging
  • Disease biomarkers
  • Clinical translation
  • Multimodal Adaptive Optics technology

All submissions need to present original, previously unpublished work and will be subject to the normal standards and peer review processes of the journal. The standard Biomedical Optics Express Article Processing Charges will apply to all published articles. To be eligible for publication, an expanded conference paper needs to add value to the original conference proceedings and the conference paper number must be included in the cover letter at submission. Please see Optica Publishing Group’s guidelines on expanded conference papers for details.

Please prepare manuscripts according to the author instructions for submission to Biomedical Optics Express and submit through our Prism's electronic submission system, specifying from the drop-down menu that the manuscript is for the feature issue on Adaptive Optics for Biomedical Applications.

Feature Editors

Ramkumar Sabesan, University of Washington, USA (Lead Editor)

Kate Grieve, Vision Institute, CHNO Quinze Vingts National Ophthalmology Hospital, France

Daniel X. Hammer, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, USA

Na Ji, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Susana Marcos, University of Rochester, USA