This paper describes the common limitations imposed on all wavefront sensors which rely on a geometric optics model of wavefront propagation. The differences between open and closed loop operation are also discussed.
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(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(280.7060) Remote sensing and sensors : Turbulence
R. Lane, R. M. Clare, and T. Y. Chew, " Analysis of Geometric Wavefront 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 AThC1.
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