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  • Vol. 70, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1980
  • pp: 998–1006

Wave-front estimation from wave-front slope measurements

W. H. Southwell  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 70, Issue 8, pp. 998-1006 (1980)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.70.000998


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Abstract

The problem of wave-front estimation from wave-front slope measurements has been examined from a least-squares curve fitting model point of view. It is shown that the slope measurement sampling geometry influences the model selection for the phase estimation. Successive over-relaxation (SOR) is employed to numerically solve the exact zonal phase estimation problem. A new zonal phase gradient model is introduced and its error propagator, which relates the mean-square wavefront error to the noisy slope measurements, has been compared with two previously used models. A technique for the rapid extraction of phase aperture functions is presented. Error propagation properties for modal estimation are evaluated and compared with zonal estimation results.

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W. H. Southwell, "Wave-front estimation from wave-front slope measurements," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 70, 998-1006 (1980)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-70-8-998


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