Reduction of image quality under the effects of wavefront aberration of the optical system has a direct impact on the vision system’s performance. This paper tries to estimate the amount of aberration with the use of wavelet transform profilometry. The basic idea is based on the principle that under aberration effects, the position of the fringes’ image on the image plane will change, and this change correlates with the amount of aberration. So the distribution of aberration function can directly be extracted through measuring the amount of changes in the fringes’ image on the image plane. Experimental results and the empirical validity of this idea are evaluated.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 16, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 2, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 6, 2012
Published: May 30, 2012
Kambiz Rahbar, Karim Faez, and Ebrahim Attaran-Kakhki, "Estimation of phase wave-front aberration distribution function using wavelet transform profilometry," Appl. Opt. 51, 3380-3386 (2012)