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  • Vol. 70, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1980
  • pp: 28–35

Least-squares wave front errors of minimum norm

Jan Herrmann  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 70, Issue 1, pp. 28-35 (1980)

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Requirements for adaptive optics and compensating imaging systems lead to wave front reconstruction problems which we formulate as generalized least-squares problems. For a given array of phase-difference measurements, we construct explicit and exact solutions for the least-squares wave front error. Of particular interest are solutions with minimum norm. Two different discretizations for the gradient are used and the reasons for the different results are given.

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Jan Herrmann, "Least-squares wave front errors of minimum norm," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 70, 28-35 (1980)

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