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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 35 — Dec. 10, 2000
  • pp: 6649–6655

Phase-diversity wave-front sensing with a distorted diffraction grating

Paul M. Blanchard, David J. Fisher, Simon C. Woods, and Alan H. Greenaway  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 35, pp. 6649-6655 (2000)

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We describe a novel wave-front sensor comprising a distorted diffraction grating, simple optics, and a single camera. A noniterative phase-diversity algorithm is used for wave-front reconstruction. The sensor concept and practical implementation are described in detail, and performance is validated against different Zernike modes and a representative atmospheric phase map.

© 2000 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(010.7350) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Wave-front sensing
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(110.4190) Imaging systems : Multiple imaging

Original Manuscript: March 31, 2000
Revised Manuscript: September 7, 2000
Published: December 10, 2000

Paul M. Blanchard, David J. Fisher, Simon C. Woods, and Alan H. Greenaway, "Phase-diversity wave-front sensing with a distorted diffraction grating," Appl. Opt. 39, 6649-6655 (2000)

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