Richard Clare

Senior Lecturer Above the BarRichard Clare

Mechatronics 3rd Year Coordinator
Link Rm 511
Internal Phone: 93721


Research Interests

My research is primarily concerned with designing, simulating and building adaptive optics systems to overcome the blurring effect of Earth's atmosphere when observing astronomical objects or satellites from ground-based telescopes. This research currently has two major applications: the design of the Extremely Large Telescope currently under construction by the European Southern Observatory, and imaging satellites and detecting space junk using the telescopes at the University of Canterbury Mount John Observatory.

Recent Publications

  • Engler B., Le Louarn M., Verinaud C., Weddell S. and Clare R. (2022) A flip-flop modulation method used with a pyramid wavefront sensor to correct piston segmentation on ELTs. Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems JATIS21114SSR
  • Taghinia P., Clare R., Weddell S. and Yang L. (2022) Direct model-based wavefront sensorless method with a fixed number of measurements. Optics Continuum 1(12): 2460-2460.
  • Pal S., Clare R., Lambert A. and Weddell S. (2021) Multiscale optimization of the geometric wavefront sensor. Applied Optics 60(25): 7536-7544.
  • Clare R., Weddell S. and Le Louarn M. (2020) Mitigation of truncation effects in elongated Shack-Hartmann laser guide star wavefront sensor images. Applied Optics 59: 6431-6442.
  • Zanette I., Clare R., Eastwood D., Venkata C., Pfeiffer F., Cloetens P. and Thibault P. (2020) Phase-Vortex Removal for Quantitative X-Ray Nanotomography with Near-Field Ptychography. Physical Review Applied 14(6)