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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 23 — Nov. 12, 2007
  • pp: 15287–15292

Measurement and compensation of optical aberrations using a single spatial light modulator

Justo Arines, Vicente Durán, Zbigniew Jaroszewicz, Jorge Ares, Enrique Tajahuerce, Paula Prado, Jesús Lancis, Salvador Bará, and Vicent Climent  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 23, pp. 15287-15292 (2007)

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We describe a compact adaptive optical system using a spatial light modulator (SLM) as a single element to both measure and compensate optical aberrations. We used a low-cost, off-the-shelf twisted nematic liquid-crystal display (TNLCD) optimally configured to achieve maximum phase modulation with near constant transmittance. The TNLCD acts both as the microlens array of a Hartmann-Shack wavefront sensor and as the aberration compensation element. This adaptive setup is easy to implement and offers great versatility.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(010.7350) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Wave-front sensing
(220.1000) Optical design and fabrication : Aberration compensation
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators

ToC Category:
Adaptive Optics

Original Manuscript: July 13, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 17, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 24, 2007
Published: November 2, 2007

Justo Arines, Vicente Durán, Zbigniew Jaroszewicz, Jorge Ares, Enrique Tajahuerce, Paula Prado, Jesús Lancis, Salvador Bará, and Vicent Climent, "Measurement and compensation of optical aberrations using a single spatial light modulator," Opt. Express 15, 15287-15292 (2007)

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