OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America A

Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Vol. 16, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1999
  • pp: 2567–2573

High-resolution adaptive phase distortion compensation using a diffractive-feedback system: experimental results

Mikhail A. Vorontsov  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 16, Issue 10, pp. 2567-2573 (1999)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (683 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



An adaptive system having 70,400 wave-front control channels has been experimentally analyzed. Wave-front control is based on the diffractive-feedback principle and requires neither a reference wave nor direct wave-front measurements. The key system elements are a liquid-crystal television used as a phase modulator, a CCD camera, and an optoelectronic feedback loop. Experiments demonstrated efficient suppression of wave-front distortions belonging to a bandpass spectral domain. Results demonstrate the system’s potential as a secondary high-resolution adaptive feedback system for adaptive optics applications.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
(070.6020) Fourier optics and signal processing : Continuous optical signal processing
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval

Original Manuscript: February 8, 1999
Revised Manuscript: May 5, 1999
Manuscript Accepted: May 5, 1999
Published: October 1, 1999

Mikhail A. Vorontsov, "High-resolution adaptive phase distortion compensation using a diffractive-feedback system: experimental results," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 16, 2567-2573 (1999)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. J. W. Goodman, Introduction to Fourier Optics (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1968).
  2. B. Y. Zeldovich, N. V. Pilipetsky, V. V. Shkunov, Principles of Phase Conjugation, Vol. 42 of Springer Series in Optical ciences (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1985);C. A. Primmerman, T. R. Price, R. A. Humphreys, B. G. Zollars, H. T. Barclay, J. Herrmann, “Atmospheric-compensation experiments in strong-scintillation conditions,” Appl. Opt. 34, 2081–2088 (1995). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. D. M. Pepper, C. J. Gaeta, P. V. Mitchell, “Real-time holography, innovative adaptive optics, and compensated optical processors using spatial light modulators,” in Spatial Light Modulator Technology: Materials, Devices, and Applications, U. Efron, ed. (Marcel Dekker, New York, 1995), pp. 585–654.
  4. R. K. Tyson, Principles of Adaptive Optics (Academic, Boston, 1991); M. C. Roggemann, B. M. Welsh, Imaging through Turbulence (CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fla., 1996).
  5. A. D. Fisher, C. Warde, “Technique for real-time high-resolution adaptive-phase compensation,” Opt. Lett. 8, 353–355 (1983). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. M. A. Vorontsov, V. A. Katulin, A. F. Naumov, “Wavefront control by an optical-feedback interferometer,” Opt. Commun. 71, 35–38 (1989);M. A. Vorontsov, M. E. Kirakosyan, A. V. Larichev, “Correction of phase distortion in a nonlinear interferometer with an optical feedback loop,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 21, 105–108 (1991). [CrossRef]
  7. T. H. Barnes, T. Eiju, K. Matsuda, “High resolution adaptive optics using an interference phase loop,” Opt. Commun. 132, 494–502 (1996). [CrossRef]
  8. W. J. Firth, M. A. Vorontsov, “Adaptive phase distortion suppression in a nonlinear system with feedback mirror,” J. Mod. Opt. 40, 1841–1846 (1993). [CrossRef]
  9. E. V. Degtiarev, M. A. Vorontsov, “Spatial filtering in nonlinear two-dimensional feedback systems: phase-distortion suppression,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 1238–1248 (1995). [CrossRef]
  10. V. P. Sivokon, M. A. Vorontsov, “High-resolution adaptive phase distortion suppression based solely on intensity information,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 15, 234–247 (1998). [CrossRef]
  11. R. Dou, M. K. Giles, “Phase measurement and compensation of a wavefront using a twisted nematic liquid-crystal television,” Appl. Opt. 35, 3647–3652 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  12. R. Dou, M. K. Giles, “Closed-loop adaptive-optics system with a liquid-crystal television as a phase retarder,” Opt. Lett. 20, 1583–1585 (1995). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  13. R. Dou, M. A. Vorontsov, V. P. Sivokon, M. K. Giles, “Iterative technique for high-resolution phase distortion compensation in adaptive interferometers,” Opt. Eng. 36, 3327–3335 (1997). [CrossRef]
  14. S. Serati, G. Sharp, R. Serati, D. McKnight, J. Stookley, “128×128 analog liquid crystal spatial light modulator,” in Optical Pattern Recognition VI, D. P. Casasent, T.-H. Chao, eds., Proc. SPIE2490, 55–59 (1995), and http://www.bnonlinear.com .
  15. M. C. Roggeman, V. M. Bright, B. M. Welsh, S. R. Hick, P. C. Roberts, W. D. Cowan, J. H. Comtois, “Use of micro-electro-mechanical deformable mirrors to control aberrations in optical systems: theoretical and experimental results,” Opt. Eng. 36, 1326–1338 (1997);M. C. Wu, “Micromachining for optical and opto-electronic systems,” Proc. IEEE 85, 1833 (1997). [CrossRef]
  16. A. G. Andreou, K. A. Boahen, “Translinear circuits in subthreshold MOS,” Analog Integr. Circuits Signal Process. 9, 141–166 (1996);C. A. Mead, “Neuromorphic electronic systems,” Proc. IEEE 78, 1629 (1990). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited