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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 31 — Nov. 1, 2000
  • pp: 5715–5720

Extended Hartmann test based on the pseudoguiding property of a Hartmann mask completed by a phase chessboard

Jérôme Primot and Nicolas Guérineau  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 31, pp. 5715-5720 (2000)

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We propose to add a specific phase chessboard to the classical Hartmann mask used for wave-front sensing. By doing this we obtain a pseudoguiding of the energy issuing from this mask, allowing for an increase in the sensitivity of the Hartmann test. This property is illustrated by experiment, and a comparison between classical and new Hartmanngrams is presented.

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OCIS Codes
(010.7350) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Wave-front sensing
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(070.6760) Fourier optics and signal processing : Talbot and self-imaging effects
(220.4840) Optical design and fabrication : Testing

Original Manuscript: March 29, 2000
Revised Manuscript: July 11, 2000
Published: November 1, 2000

Jérôme Primot and Nicolas Guérineau, "Extended Hartmann test based on the pseudoguiding property of a Hartmann mask completed by a phase chessboard," Appl. Opt. 39, 5715-5720 (2000)

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