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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2014
  • pp: 661–666

Extended capture range for focus-diverse phase retrieval in segmented aperture systems using geometrical optics

Alden S. Jurling and James R. Fienup  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 31, Issue 3, pp. 661-666 (2014)

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Extending previous work by Thurman on wavefront sensing for segmented-aperture systems, we developed an algorithm for estimating segment tips and tilts from multiple point spread functions in different defocused planes. We also developed methods for overcoming two common modes for stagnation in nonlinear optimization-based phase retrieval algorithms for segmented systems. We showed that when used together, these methods largely solve the capture range problem in focus-diverse phase retrieval for segmented systems with large tips and tilts. Monte Carlo simulations produced a rate of success better than 98% for the combined approach.

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OCIS Codes
(010.7350) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Wave-front sensing
(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(110.6770) Imaging systems : Telescopes

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: November 25, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 28, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 29, 2014
Published: February 27, 2014

Alden S. Jurling and James R. Fienup, "Extended capture range for focus-diverse phase retrieval in segmented aperture systems using geometrical optics," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 31, 661-666 (2014)

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