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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 11 — May. 31, 2004
  • pp: 2517–2528

Dynamic correction of a distorted image using a photorefractive polymeric composite

Jeffrey G. Winiarz, F. Ghebremichael, Jayan Thomas, Gerald Meredith, and Nasser Peyghambarian  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 11, pp. 2517-2528 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.002517


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Abstract

We demonstrate, for the first time, the dynamic correction of aberrated images in real-time using a polymeric composite with fast response times. The current novel experimental design is capable of restoring a phase aberrated, image carrying laser beam, to nearly its original quality. The ability to reconstruct images in real-time is demonstrated through the changing of the aberrating medium at various speeds. In addition, this technique allows for the correction of images in motion, demonstrated through the oscillatory movement of the resolution target. We also have demonstrated that important parameters of the materials in the study such as response times, diffraction efficiencies and optical gains all retain high figures of merit values under the current experimental conditions.

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OCIS Codes
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(090.1000) Holography : Aberration compensation
(100.3020) Image processing : Image reconstruction-restoration
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics

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Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: March 15, 2004
Revised Manuscript: May 24, 2004
Published: May 30, 2004

Citation
Jeffrey Winiarz, Fassil Ghebremichael, Jayan Thomas, Gerald Meredith, and Nasser Peyghambarian, "Dynamic correction of a distorted image using a photorefractive polymeric composite," Opt. Express 12, 2517-2528 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-11-2517


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