Wave-front measurements by coherence-gated wave-front sensing depend on the polarization for scattering particles comparable to the wavelength. Due to polarization-dependent scattering spurious astigmatism appears for linearly polarized light but not for circularly polarized light.
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(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(010.7350) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Wave-front sensing
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
M. Rueckel and W. Denk, " Polarization Effects in Coherence-Gated Wave-Front Sensing," in Adaptive Optics: Analysis and Methods/Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging/Information Photonics/Signal Recovery and Synthesis Topical Meetings on CD-ROM, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper AThC4.
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