We propose a new recursive filtering algorithm for wave-front reconstruction in a large-scale adaptive optics system. An embedding step is used in this recursive filtering algorithm to permit fast methods to be used for wave-front reconstruction on an annular aperture. This embedding step can be used alone with a direct residual error updating procedure or used with the preconditioned conjugate-gradient method as a preconditioning step. We derive the Hudgin and Fried filters for spectral-domain filtering, using the eigenvalue decomposition method. Using Monte Carlo simulations, we compare the performance of discrete Fourier transform domain filtering, discrete cosine transform domain filtering, multigrid, and alternative-direction-implicit methods in the embedding step of the recursive filtering algorithm. We also simulate the performance of this recursive filtering in a closed-loop adaptive optics system.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 1, 2004
Revised Manuscript: December 11, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: December 14, 2004
Published: May 1, 2005
Hongwu Ren, Richard Dekany, and Matthew Britton, "Large-scale wave-front reconstruction for adaptive optics systems by use of a recursive filtering algorithm," Appl. Opt. 44, 2626-2637 (2005)