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Frontiers in Optics
San Jose, California United States
October 11-15, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-55752-878-0
FiO/LS Joint Poster Session (JWC)

Hartmann-Shack Wavefront Sensing of Zernike Polynomials for Nonlinear Materials Characterization

Diego Rativa, Renato de Araujo, and Brian Vohnsen


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We propose a technique exploiting the Hartmann-Shack wavefront sensor as a tool for nonlinear optical characterization. Unlike the conventional Z-scan method, the presented technique is not so sensitive to misalignment, linear scattering, and sample imperfections.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(140.3295) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam characterization

D. Rativa, R. de Araujo, and B. Vohnsen, "Hartmann-Shack Wavefront Sensing of Zernike Polynomials for Nonlinear Materials Characterization," in Frontiers in Optics 2009/Laser Science XXV/Fall 2009 OSA Optics & Photonics Technical Digest, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper JWC43.

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