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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 26 — Sep. 10, 2003
  • pp: 5284–5289

Practical issues in wave-front sensing by use of phase diversity

Jean J. Dolne, Richard J. Tansey, Katherine A. Black, Jana H. Deville, Philip R. Cunningham, Kenneth C. Widen, and Paul S. Idell  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 26, pp. 5284-5289 (2003)

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We present the results of the phase-diversity algorithm applied to simulated and laboratory data. We show that the exact amount of defocus distance does not need to be known exactly for the phase-diversity algorithm on extended scene imaging. We determine, through computer simulation, the optimum diversity distance for various scene types. Using laboratory data, we compare the aberrations recovered with the phase-diversity algorithm and those measured with a Fizeau interferometer that uses a He-Ne laser. The two aberration sets agree with a Strehl ratio of over 0.9. The contrast of the recovered object is found to be ten times that of the raw image.

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OCIS Codes
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(100.0100) Image processing : Image processing
(100.1830) Image processing : Deconvolution
(100.3010) Image processing : Image reconstruction techniques
(100.3020) Image processing : Image reconstruction-restoration
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems

Original Manuscript: December 10, 2002
Published: September 10, 2003

Jean J. Dolne, Richard J. Tansey, Katherine A. Black, Jana H. Deville, Philip R. Cunningham, Kenneth C. Widen, and Paul S. Idell, "Practical issues in wave-front sensing by use of phase diversity," Appl. Opt. 42, 5284-5289 (2003)

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