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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 16 — Aug. 6, 2007
  • pp: 10370–10375

Ultra-sensitive wavefront measurement using a Hartmann sensor

Aidan F. Brooks, Thu-Lan Kelly, Peter J. Veitch, and Jesper Munch  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 16, pp. 10370-10375 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.010370


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Abstract

We describe a Hartmann sensor with a sensitivity of λ/15,500 at λ=820nm. We also demonstrate its application to the measurement of an ultra small change in wavefront and show that the result agrees with that expected to within λ/3,300.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.7350) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Wave-front sensing
(120.4640) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical instruments
(350.4800) Other areas of optics : Optical standards and testing

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: May 25, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 25, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 31, 2007
Published: August 2, 2007

Citation
Aidan F. Brooks, Thu-Lan Kelly, Peter J. Veitch, and Jesper Munch, "Ultra-sensitive wavefront measurement using a Hartmann sensor," Opt. Express 15, 10370-10375 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-16-10370


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