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  • Vol. 33, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 1994
  • pp: 1832–1837

Gram–Schmidt orthonormalization of Zernike polynomials for general aperture shapes

W. Swantner and Weng W. Chow  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 33, Issue 10, pp. 1832-1837 (1994)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.33.001832


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Abstract

We present analytical derivations of aberration functions for annular sector apertures. We show that the Zernike functions for circular apertures can be generalized for any aperture shape. Interferogram reduction when Zernike functions were used as a basis set was performed on annular sectors. We have created a computer program to generate orthogonal aberration functions. Completely general aperture shapes and user-selected basis sets may be treated with a digital Gram–Schmidt orthonormalization approach.

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History
Original Manuscript: August 7, 1992
Published: April 1, 1994

Citation
W. Swantner and Weng W. Chow, "Gram–Schmidt orthonormalization of Zernike polynomials for general aperture shapes," Appl. Opt. 33, 1832-1837 (1994)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-33-10-1832


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