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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 2012
  • pp: C125–C132

Wavefront sensor based on the Talbot effect with the precorrected holographic grating

Dmytro Podanchuk, Vitalij Kurashov, Andrey Goloborodko, Volodymyr Dan’ko, Myhaylo Kotov, and Natalya Goloborodko  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 10, pp. C125-C132 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.51.00C125


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Abstract

A holographic wavefront sensor based on the Talbot effect is proposed. Optical wavefronts are measured by sampling the light amplitude distribution with a two-dimensional (2D) precorrected holographic grating. The factors that allow changing an angular measurement range and a spatial resolution of the sensor are discussed. A comparative analysis with the Shack–Hartmann sensor is illustrated with some experimental results.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.7350) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Wave-front sensing
(090.1000) Holography : Aberration compensation
(110.6760) Imaging systems : Talbot and self-imaging effects

History
Original Manuscript: December 6, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 8, 2012
Published: March 28, 2012

Citation
Dmytro Podanchuk, Vitalij Kurashov, Andrey Goloborodko, Volodymyr Dan’ko, Myhaylo Kotov, and Natalya Goloborodko, "Wavefront sensor based on the Talbot effect with the precorrected holographic grating," Appl. Opt. 51, C125-C132 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-51-10-C125


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