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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2013
  • pp: 2002–2011

Iterative linear focal-plane wavefront correction

C. S. Smith, R. Marinică, A. J. den Dekker, M. Verhaegen, V. Korkiakoski, C. U. Keller, and N. Doelman  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 30, Issue 10, pp. 2002-2011 (2013)

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We propose an efficient approximation to the nonlinear phase diversity (PD) method for wavefront reconstruction and correction from intensity measurements with potential of being used in real-time applications. The new iterative linear phase diversity (ILPD) method assumes that the residual phase aberration is small and makes use of a first-order Taylor expansion of the point spread function (PSF), which allows for arbitrary (large) diversities in order to optimize the phase retrieval. For static disturbances, at each step, the residual phase aberration is estimated based on one defocused image by solving a linear least squares problem, and compensated for with a deformable mirror. Due to the fact that the linear approximation does not have to be updated with each correction step, the computational complexity of the method is reduced to that of a matrix-vector multiplication. The convergence of the ILPD correction steps has been investigated and numerically verified. The comparative study that we make demonstrates the improved performance in computational time with no decrease in accuracy with respect to existing methods that also linearize the PSF.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(010.7350) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Wave-front sensing
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(110.1080) Imaging systems : Active or adaptive optics

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: May 16, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 19, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 21, 2013
Published: September 13, 2013

C. S. Smith, R. Marinică, A. J. den Dekker, M. Verhaegen, V. Korkiakoski, C. U. Keller, and N. Doelman, "Iterative linear focal-plane wavefront correction," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 30, 2002-2011 (2013)

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