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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 2 — Jan. 10, 2008
  • pp: 126–134

Self-characterization of linear and nonlinear adaptive optics systems

Peter J. Hampton, Rodolphe Conan, Onur Keskin, Colin Bradley, and Pan Agathoklis  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 2, pp. 126-134 (2008)

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We present methods used to determine the linear or nonlinear static response and the linear dynamic response of an adaptive optics (AO) system. This AO system consists of a nonlinear microelectromechanical systems deformable mirror (DM), a linear tip–tilt mirror (TTM), a control computer, and a Shack–Hartmann wavefront sensor. The system is modeled using a single-input–single-output structure to determine the one-dimensional transfer function of the dynamic response of the chain of system hardware. An AO system has been shown to be able to characterize its own response without additional instrumentation. Experimentally determined models are given for a TTM and a DM.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(010.7350) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Wave-front sensing
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: June 5, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 19, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 2, 2007
Published: January 7, 2008

Peter J. Hampton, Rodolphe Conan, Onur Keskin, Colin Bradley, and Pan Agathoklis, "Self-characterization of linear and nonlinear adaptive optics systems," Appl. Opt. 47, 126-134 (2008)

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