The density of wave-front dislocations for optical fields as a function of radiation parameters is investigated both theoretically and experimentally. A field with dislocations cannot be conjugated by means of flexible adaptive mirrors.
© 1983 Optical Society of America
N. B. Baranova, A. V. Mamaev, N. F. Pilipetsky, V. V. Shkunov, and B. Ya. Zel’dovich, "Wave-front dislocations: topological limitations for adaptive systems with phase conjugation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 73, 525-528 (1983)