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Yifan Jian, Sujin Lee, Myeong Jin Ju, Morgan Heisler, Weiguang Ding, Robert J. Zawadzki, Stefano Bonora & Marinko V. Sarunic, Lens-based wavefront sensorless adaptive optics swept source OCT, Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 27620


HPL Editor’s Choice August 2016: Jan Vanda, Jan Ševčík, Egidijus Pupka, Mindaugas Ščiuka, Andrius Melninkaitis, Martin Divoký, Venkatesan Jambunathan, Stefano Bonora, Václav Škoda, Antonio Lucianetti, Danijela Rostohar, Tomas Mocek and Valdas Sirutkaitis, „Comparative LIDT measurements of optical components for high-energy HiLASE lasers“, High Power Laser Science and Engineering / Volume 4 / 2016 / e11



Daniel J. Wahl, Yifan Jian, Stefano Bonora, Robert J. Zawadzki, and Marinko V. Sarunic, "Wavefront sensorless adaptive optics fluorescence biomicroscope for in vivo retinal imaging in mice," Biomed. Opt. Express 7, 1-12 (2016)

Ondřej Novák *, Taisuke Miura, Martin Smrž, Michal Chyla, Siva Sankar Nagisetty, Jiří Mužík, Jens Linnemann, Hana Turčičová, Venkatesan Jambunathan, Ondřej Slezák, Magdalena Sawicka-Chyla, Jan Pilař, Stefano Bonora, Martin Divoký, Jakub Měsíček, Alina Pranovich, Pawel Sikocinski, Jaroslav Huynh, Patricie Severová, Petr Navrátil, David Vojna, Lucie Horáčková, Klaus Mann, Antonio Lucianetti, Akira Endo, Danijela Rostohar and Tomáš Mocek, Status of the High Average Power Diode-Pumped Solid State Laser Development at HiLASE, Appl. Sci. 2015, 5, 637-665; doi:10.3390/app5040637

Stefano Bonora, Yifan Jian, Pengfei Zhang, Azhar Zam, Edward N. Pugh, Robert J. Zawadzki, and Marinko V. Sarunic, "Wavefront correction and high-resolution in vivo OCT imaging with an objective integrated multi-actuator adaptive lens," Opt. Express 23, 21931-21941 (2015)

K.S.K. Wong, Y. Jian, M. Cua, S. Bonora, R.J. Zawadzki, M.V. Sarunic, “In vivo imaging of human photoreceptor mosaic with wavefront sensorless adaptive optics optical coherence tomography”, Biomed. Opt. Express  6, 580-590 (2015) 


Jan Pilar, Ondrej Slezak, Pawel Sikocinski, Martin Divoky, Magdalena Sawicka, Stefano Bonora, Antonio Lucianetti, Tomas Mocek, and Helena Jelinkova, Design and optimization of an adaptive optics system for a high-average-power multi-slab laser (HiLASE), Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 15, pp. 3255-3261 (2014)

A.Lucianetti, M.Sawicka, O.Slezak, M.Divoky, J.Pilar, V.Jambunathan, S.Bonora, R.Antipenkov, and T. Mocek, Design of a kJ-class HiLASE laser as a driver for inertial fusion energy, High Power Laser Science and Engineering, (2014), Vol. 2, e13

A.Cartella; S.Bonora, M.Forst, G.Cerullo, A.Cavalleri and C.Manzoni, Pulse Shaping in the Mid-Infrared by a Deformable Mirror, Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 6, pp. 1485-1488 (2014)

 Yifan Jian, Jing Xu, Martin A. Gradowski, Stefano Bonora, Robert J. Zawadzki, and Marinko V. Sarunic,Wavefront sensorless adaptive optics optical coherence tomography for in vivoretinal imaging in miceBiomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5, Issue 2, pp. 547-559 (2014)


 Schiavon, M., Marulli, G., Zuin, A., Lunardi, F.,Villoresi, P., Bonora, S., Calabrese, F., Rea, F. Experimental evaluation of a new system for laser tissue welding applied on damaged lungs Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery16 (5) , pp. 577-582, 2013

 S.Bonora, R.J. Zawadzki, Sensorless modal deformable mirror correction in  Adaptive Optics - Optical Coherence Tomography, Optics Letters 38 (22) , pp. 4801-4804, 2013

 S.Bonora, G.Beydaghyan, A.Haché, P.V. Ashrit, Mid-IR laser beam quality measurement through vanadium dioxide optical switching, Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 9, pp. 1554-1556 (2013)

M. Minozzi, S. Bonora, A. V. Sergienko, G. Vallone, and P. Villoresi, Optimization of two-photon wave function in parametric down conversion by adaptive optics control of the pump radiation, Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 4, pp. 489-491 (2013),

 F.Frassetto, S.Bonora, C.Vozzi, S.Stagira, E.Zanchetta, G.Della Giustina, G.Brusatin, and L.Poletto, Active-grating monochromator for the spectral selection of ultrashort pulses, Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 11, pp. 12996-13004 (2013)


Alain Hache, Phuong Ahn Do, and Stefano Bonora, Surface heating by optical beams and application to mid-IR imaging, Applied Optics 51 (27) , pp. 6578-6585

S.Bonora, D.Coburn, U.Bortolozzo, C.Dainty, S.Residori, High resolution wavefront correction with photocontrolled deformable mirror, Optics Express Vol. 20, Issue 5, pp. 5178-5188 (2012)

S. Bonora, F. Frassetto, S. Coraggia, C. Spezzani, M. Coreno, M. Negro, M. Devetta, C. Vozzi, S. Stagira, L.Poletto, Optimization of low-order harmonic generation by exploitation of a deformable mirror, Applied Physics B, Vol. 106, Num.  4  (2012)


D. Wegkamp, D. Brida, S. Bonora, G. Cerullo, J. Stähler, M. Wolf and S. Wall, Phase retrieval and compression of low-power white-light pulses, Applied Physics Letters  99, 101101 (2011)

S. Bonora, M.Meneghini, A.Marrani, M.Bassi, I. Falco, E.Zanoni, Photostrictive effect in a polyvinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene copolymer, Applied Physics Letters 99, 033506 (2011)

S.Bonora, Distributed actuators deformable mirror for adaptive optics , Optics Communications, 284(13), 3467-3473 (2011)

S.Wall, D.Brida, H.P.Ehrke, A.Ardavan, S.Bonora, H.Matsusaki, H.Uemura, Y.Takahashi, T. Hasegawa, H.Okamoto, G. Cerullo, A. Cavalleri, Quantum interference between charge excitation paths in a solid-state Mott insulator, Nature Physics, 114-118, Vol. 7, 2011 


S.Bonora, D.Brida, P.Villoresi, G.Cerullo, Ultrabroadband pulse shaping with a push-pull deformable mirror, Optics Express 18(22), 2010

U. Bortolozzo, S. Bonora, J. P. Huignard, and S. Residori, Continuous photocontrolled deformable membrane mirror Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 251108 (2010); doi:10.1063/1.3457443

C.Bonato, S.Bonora, A.Chiuri, P.Mataloni, G.Milani, G.Vallone, and P.Villoresi, Phase control of a path-entangled photon state by a deformable membrane mirror, JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 6, pp. A175-A180 (2010)       

S.Bonora, U.Bortolozzo, S.Residori, R.Balu, P.V.Ashrit, Mid-IR to near-IR image conversion by thermally induced optical switching in vanadium dioxide, Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 2, pp. 103-105 (2010) 

REVIEW: D.Brida, C.Manzoni, G.Cirmi, M.Marangoni, S.Bonora, P.Villoresi, S.De Silvestri and G.Cerullo, Few-optical-cycle pulses tunable from the visible to the mid-infrared by optical parametric amplifiers J. Opt. 12 (2010) 013001 (13pp)


D.Brida, S.Bonora, C.Manzoni, M.Marangoni, P.Villoresi, S.De Silvestri and G.Cerullo, Generation of 8.5-fs pulses at 1.3 μm for ultrabroadband pump-probe spectroscopy 2009 / Vol. 17, No. 15 / Opt Expres


C.Bonato, A.Sergienko, S.Bonora, P.Villoresi Even-order aberration cancellation in quantum interferometry, Phys.            Rev. Lett. 101, 233603 (2008)

D. Brida, G. Cirmi, C. Manzoni, S, Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri and G. Cerullo Sub-two-cycle light pulses at                   1.6μm from an optical parametric amplifier, Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 7, pp. 741 2008


G. Naletto, F. Frassetto, N. Codogno, E. Grisan, S. Bonora, V. Da Deppo, and A. Ruggeri, No wavefront sensor adaptive      optics system for compensation of primary aberrations by software analysis of a point source image Appl Opt. 2007            Sep 1;46 (25):6427-33 17805383

 S. Bonora and P. Villoresi, Diode laser beam shaping by optical paths equalisation, Journal of Pure and 2007 J. Opt. A:      Pure Appl. Opt. 9 441-445   

S. Bonora, All-reflective compact beam-shaping system for high-power semiconductor lasers J. Opt. A: Pure Appl.               Opt. 9 380-386, 


S. Bonora, L.Poletto, Push-pull membrane mirrors for adaptive optics, Optics Express  2006, Vol. 14 No. 25

S. Bonora, I. Capraro, L. Poletto, M. Romanin, C. Trestino, P. Villoresi Fast wavefront active control by a simple DSP-Driven deformable mirror Review of Scientific Instruments 2006, September, 77

 M. Pascolini, S. Bonora, A.Giglia, N. Mahne, S.Nannarone, L. Poletto, Gratings in the conical diffraction mounting for an EUV time-compensated monochromator Applied Optics 2006, May 15, Vol. 45, No. 14


P.Villoresi, S.Bonora, M.Pascolini, L.Poletto, and G.Tondello; C.Vozzi M.Nisoli, G.Sansone, S.Stagira, and S.De Silvestri Optimization of high-order-harmonic generation by adaptive control of sub-10 fs pulse wavefront, Optics Letter 2004, Jan 15, Vol. 29, No.2

L.Poletto, S.Bonora, M.Pascolini, and P.Villoresi Instrumentation for analysis and utilization of extreme-ultraviolet and soft X-ray high-order harmonics Review of scientific instruments 2004, Vol. 75, pag. 4413

P.Villoresi, S.Bonora, M.Pascolini, L.Poletto, C.Vozzi, G.Sansone, S.Stagira, M.Nisoli Wavefront Control in High Harmonics Generation with few- and many-optical-cycle laser pulses 14th International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena (Niigata, Japan, July 25-30, 2004) Ultrafast Phenomena XIV, Springer Verlag 2004


 S. Bonora, M.Meneghini, A.Marrani, M.Bassi, I. Falco, E.Zanoni, SOL 2011/03 - 2010/0131 - LED Lighting devices comprising deformable reflective element possibly comprising VDF-TrFE piezoelectric portion, European patent pending, March 2011

 S.Bonora, I.Capraro, F.Frassetto, C.Trestino, T.Occhipinti, Dispositivo attuatore per strumenti di ottica adattiva M3101733/IT, Dec 2009

 S.Bonora, Metodo di realizzazione di uno specchio a membrana deformabile del tipo “push-pull” PD2009A000262, 11.09.2009

  S.Bonora, U.Bortolozzo, S.Residori, Optically controlled deformable reflective/refractive assembly with photoconductive substrate, PCT/IB2009/054829, 30/10/2009


 S.Roman, S.Bonora, P.Villoresi, G.Marulli, M.Schiavon, F.Rea, F.Calabrese, Laser technique for lung aerostasys, PCT Patent Pending 2006

S.Bonora, P.Villoresi A surgical apparatus for treating biological hard tissues based on fiber laser, PCT Patent Pending 2006, PCT/IB2006/054738


 S.Bonora, P.Villoresi Beam Shaping device for high power diode lasers with constant optical paths 2005


 P.Villoresi, S.Bonora PCT Patent extended to Europe, United States, Brazil, China, Canada, Russia: Laser apparatus for treating hard tissue and method for using the apparatus 2003

Popular articles, interviews, highlights

[9]     Few-optical-cycle pulses tunable from the visible to the mid-infrared by optical parametric amplifiersD.Brida, at al has been selected in the 2010 Highlights of Journal of Optics

[10]  Nature Photonics Tech Focus on Adaptive Optics Highlights: Ultrabroadband shaping, pag 17, January 2011

[11]  Infrared add-on could let standard cameras see cancerNew Scientist, December 2010 by Kate McAlpine

[12]  Controlling a deformable mirror with light, from 10/04/2010

[13]  Light, instead of electrodes, could control deformable mirrors, 15 Jul

[14]  S.Bonora, P.Villoresi, Advanced optics expands diode laser capabilitiesSPIE Newsroom 10.1117, 5 July 2006

[15]  StartCup: Lincontenibile Fazio premia la ricerca, Corriere del Veneto 2004

[16] Alluniversità nasce il trapano dentistico del futuro, 3/05/2004

[17]  Gazzettino di Padova: Il trapano laser ha trovato un compratore, 4/5/2004

[18] AllUniversità di Padova nasce il trapano dentistico del futuro, 3/5/2004


Proceedings, presentations, posters



[23]  S.BonoraDistributed actuators deformable mirror for adaptive optics8th International Workshop on Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine proceedings  Murcia (Spain) June 2011

[24]  S. Bonora, U. Bortolozzo, J. P. Huignard, and S. Residori, Continuous photocontrolled deformable membrane mirror, 8th International Workshop on Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine proceedings  Murcia (Spain) June 2011

[25]  S. Bonora, S.Casino, E.Zanchetta, G.Brusatin, F.Frassetto, S.Curaggia, L.Poletto, Adaptive Diffraction grating for a compensated high order harmonics monochromator, 8th International Workshop on Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine proceedings  Murcia (Spain) June 2011

[26]  I.Capraro, A.Acciari, S.Bonora, F.Frassetto, C.Trestino, T.Occhipinti1, G.Meneghini, PushPull deformable mirror: performances in closed loop operation and comparison with membrane mirror. published on the 8th International Workshop on Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine proceedings  Murcia (Spain) June 2011

[27]  S. Residori, U. Bortolozzo, S. Bonora, J.P. Huignard, Miroir déformable contrôlé optiquement, 4ème édition des Journées Recherche Industrie de l'Optique Adaptative, 26-27 october 2010, Paris.

[28]  "Sub-two-cycle Pulse Generation from Near to Mid-Infrared by Optical Parametric Amplifiers" CLEO/Europe-EQEC Focus Meeting 2010

[29]  Low cost Embedded AO System based on Atom PC I.Capraro, S.Bonora, C.Trestino, U.Bortolozzo and T.Occhipinti, To be published on the 7th International Workshop on Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine proceedings  Shatura (Russia) June 2009

[30]  Femtosecond NIR Pulse shaping with double side actuated deformable mirror S.Bonora, D.Brida, C. Manzoni, S. De Silvestri, G.Cerullo and P.Villoresi, published on the 7th International Workshop on Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine proceedings  Shatura (Russia) June 2009

[31]  D. Brida, C. Manzoni, M. Marangoni, S. Bonora, P. Villoresi, S. De Silvestri and G. Cerullo, Two-Cycle Light Pulses in the Near and Mid Infrared by PPSLT-based Optical Parametric Amplifiers, CLEO 2009 Baltimora

[32]  Stefano Bonora and Paolo Villoresi, Double-sided-actuated deformable mirror for ultrafast optics from UV to mid-IR, CLEO 2009 Baltimora

[33]  S. Bonora, C.Trestino, F. Frassetto, U. Bortolozzo and T. Occhipinti, Low cost Embedded AO System based on Atom PC I.Capraro, AOIM 2009 Moscow

[34]  S. Bonora, F. Frassetto, G.Naletto, L. Poletto, Bidirectional membrane deformable mirror, 2nd workshop on Xray and XUV active optics, ACTOP Trieste 2008,

[35]  S.Bonora, F.Frassetto, L.Poletto, Adaptive optics Push-Pull electrostatic deformable mirror, San Diego SPIE 2008

[36]  El-Taha, Y.C.Springate, E.Carley, R.Rajgara, F.Darios, D.Froud, C.Bonora, S.Marangos, J.P. Electron emission from atomic clusters irradiated with few cycle laser pulses 2008 Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science (QELS), art. no. 4552702 0

[37]  Daniele Brida , Stefano Bonora, Giovanni Cirmi, Cristian Manzoni, Sandro De Silvestri, Giulio Cerullo, and Paolo Villoresi Sub-Two-Cycle Light Pulses at 1.6 μm from an Optical Parametric Amplifie, CLEO 2008 San Jose

[38]  A.Sergienko, C.Bonato, S.Bonora, P.Villoresi Engineering Multiparameter Entangled State With Adaptive, The Fourth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (QI2008)

[39]  S. Wall, H.P. Ehrke, A. Cavalleri, D. Brida, G. Cerullo, S. Bonora H. Matsusaki, H. Uemura, H. Okamoto, Y. Takahashi, T. Hasegawa, Clocking the Collapse of a Mott Gap, Ultrafast Phenomena 2008

[40]  E Springate, CA Froud, ICE Turcu, AJ Langley, DS Wolff, SP Blake, PA Brummitt, A Cavalleri, SS Dhesi, S Bonora, L Poletto, P Villoresi, JP Marangos, JWG Tisch, EA Seddon, GJ Hirst, JG Underwood, HH Fielding, M McCoustra, JL Collier, Artemis: a sub 10-fs XUV source for ultrafast time-resolved science, Ultrafast Phenomena 2008

[41]  S.Bonora, F.Frassetto, L.Poletto, Adaptive optics Push-Pull electrostatic deformable mirror, SPIE Optics + Photonics, San Diego 2008

[42]  E.Turcu, E.Springate, J.Collier, A.Cavalleri, J.Marangos, J.Tisch, S.Dhesi, E.Seddon, G.Hirst, H.Fielding, M.McCoustra, C.Froud, A.Langley, S.Bonora, Astra-Artemis Facility Development for Ultrafast Time Resolved Science, QUANM IV September 10-13 2007. UCL London.

[43]  S.Bonora Evolutionary algorithm for scientific experiments. Central Laser Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory September 2007. Invited oral presentation.

[44]  Ivan Capraro, Stefano Bonora, Paolo Villoresi, Fast Correction of Atmospheric Turbulence using a Membrane Deformable Mirror, To be published on the 6th International Workshop on Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine proceedings  NUI, Galway, Ireland 12-15th June 2007

[45]  S.Bonora, L.Poletto, Electrostatic push pull mirror improvements in visual optics, To be published on the 6th International Workshop on Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine proceedings  NUI, Galway, Ireland 12-15th June 2007

[46]  S Bonora, C J Hooker, S J Hawkes, J L Collier, C Spindloe, 25cm Bimorph mirror for Petawatt laser, To be published on the 6th International Workshop on Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine proceedings  NUI, Galway, Ireland 12-15th June 2007

[47]  S. Bonora, Push pull deformable mirro and its application in visual optics National Univertisy of Galway Ireland, Department of Applied Optics February 2007, Invited oral presentation

[48]  F. Causa, S. Bonora, D. Masanotti, P. Villoresi Development of a new laser-surgery tool using high-brightness laser arrays and specially designed beam-shaping optics, In Optoelectronic Devices: Physics, Fabrication, and Application III. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 6368, (2006).

[49]  S. Bonora, I. Capraro, L. Poletto, M. Romanin, C. Trestino, P. Villoresi A DSP Control System of Membrane Deformable Mirror using TMS320 C5502 EDERS 2005

[50]  S.Bonora, and P.Villoresi High-efficiency high-power diode laser beam shaping and focusing with constant optical-path length equalization Proc. SPIE SPIE Photonics Europe 2006, Paper no. 618466

[51]  S.Bonora, M.Pascolini, L.Poletto, G.Sansone, S.Stagira, C.Vozzi, M.Nisoli, P.Villoresi, G.Tondello, S.De SilvestriAdaptive wavefront control based on genetic algorithm for the enhancement of high-order harmonic generation driven by two- cycle laser pulses Proc. SPIE Vol. 5333, p. 98-105, Jun 2004

[52]  S.Bonora, P.Benazzato, A.Stefani, P.Villoresi Low-threshold ablation of enamel and dentin using Nd:YAG laser assisted with chromophore with different pulse shapes Proc. SPIE Vol. 5313, 2004

[53]  L.Poletto, S.Bonora, M.Pascolini, F.Borgatti, B.Doyle, A.Giglia, N.Mahne, M.Pedio , S.Nannarone; Efficiency of gratings in the conical diffraction mounting for an EUV time-compensated monochromator Proc. SPIE 5534, 2004

[54]  S. Bonora, Adaptive optics and its application in nonlinear processes Bath University, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering 21/11/2005, Oral Presentation

[55]  S. Bonora,M. Pascolini, L. Poletto, P. Villoresi, G. Tondello, C. Vozzi, M.Nisoli, G. Sansone, S. Stagira, S. De Silvestri Enhancement of high-order harmonic generation by adaptive control of sub-10-fs light pulsesCLEO/Europe EQEC 2003

[56]  S.Bonora, M. Pascolini, L.Poletto, P.Villoresi, G.Tondello, C.Vozzi, G.Sansone, S.Stagira, M.Nisoli, S.De SilvestriEnhancement of high-order harmonic generation by adaptive wavefront control of sub-10-fs light pulses ATTO Meeting, Vienna febbraio 2003