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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 11 — Apr. 10, 2011
  • pp: 1631–1639

Performance analysis of multiplexed phase computer-generated hologram for modal wavefront sensing

Liu Changhai, Xi Fengjie, Huang Shengyang, and Jiang Zongfu  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 11, pp. 1631-1639 (2011)

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We investigate the performance and capability of a holographic modal wavefront sensor (HMWS) that is based on a multiplexed phase computer-generated hologram (MPCGH). The theoretical treatments of the HMWS are presented with scalar diffraction approximations and Fourier analysis. Several MPCGHs have been designed with different linear carrier frequencies, by using of the multiplexed coding scheme we have proposed, and by coding some common Zernike modes. The numerical simulation is carried out to investigate the performance of the HMWS to detect particular aberration mode(s), by considering the effect of different carrier frequency selections and the capability of coding a large number of modes. The results exhibit the expected characteristics of a corresponding symmetric spot pair, and indicate that the wavefront distorted by a particular Zernike mode(s) can be retrieved immediately through solving the amplitude of each mode coded in MPCGHs through the response curves of the HMWS.

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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
(080.1010) Geometric optics : Aberrations (global)
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(090.4220) Holography : Multiplex holography
(080.1005) Geometric optics : Aberration expansions

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Original Manuscript: January 7, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 26, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 1, 2011
Published: April 8, 2011

Liu Changhai, Xi Fengjie, Huang Shengyang, and Jiang Zongfu, "Performance analysis of multiplexed phase computer-generated hologram for modal wavefront sensing," Appl. Opt. 50, 1631-1639 (2011)

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