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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 2014
  • pp: B223–B230

Bottlenecks of the wavefront sensor based on the Talbot effect

Dmytro Podanchuk, Andrey Kovalenko, Vitalij Kurashov, Myhaylo Kotov, Andrey Goloborodko, and Volodymyr Danko  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 10, pp. B223-B230 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.53.00B223


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Abstract

Physical constraints and peculiarities of the wavefront sensing technique, based on the Talbot effect, are discussed. The limitation on the curvature of the measurable wavefront is derived. The requirements to the Fourier spectrum of the periodic mask are formulated. Two kinds of masks are studied for their performance in the wavefront sensor. It is shown that the boundary part of the mask aperture does not contribute to the initial data for wavefront restoration. It is verified by experiment and computer simulation that the performance of the Talbot sensor, which meets established conditions, is similar to that of the Shack–Hartmann sensor.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(070.6760) Fourier optics and signal processing : Talbot and self-imaging effects
(110.1220) Imaging systems : Apertures
(120.4290) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Nondestructive testing

History
Original Manuscript: November 18, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 30, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 13, 2014
Published: March 18, 2014

Citation
Dmytro Podanchuk, Andrey Kovalenko, Vitalij Kurashov, Myhaylo Kotov, Andrey Goloborodko, and Volodymyr Danko, "Bottlenecks of the wavefront sensor based on the Talbot effect," Appl. Opt. 53, B223-B230 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-53-10-B223


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