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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2002
  • pp: 1390–1397

Extended analysis of curvature sensing

Marcos A. van Dam and Richard G. Lane  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 19, Issue 7, pp. 1390-1397 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.19.001390


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Abstract

Curvature sensors are used in adaptive optics to measure the wave-front aberrations. In practice, their performance is limited by their nonlinear behavior, which we characterize by solving simultaneously the irradiance transport equation and the accompanying wave-front transport equation. We show how the presence of nonlinear geometric terms limits the accuracy of the sensor and how diffraction effects limit the spatial resolution. The effect of photon noise on the sensor is also quantified.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(010.7350) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Wave-front sensing

History
Original Manuscript: September 4, 2001
Revised Manuscript: February 15, 2002
Manuscript Accepted: February 15, 2002
Published: July 1, 2002

Citation
Marcos A. van Dam and Richard G. Lane, "Extended analysis of curvature sensing," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19, 1390-1397 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-19-7-1390

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