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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 11 — May. 26, 2008
  • pp: 7608–7618

Wavefront sensing using speckles with fringe compensation

Percival F. Almoro and Steen G. Hanson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 11, pp. 7608-7618 (2008)

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Wavefront sensing with numerical phase-error correction system is carried out using a random phase plate and phase retrieval using multiple intensity measurements of axially-displaced speckle patterns and the wave propagation equation. Various wavefronts with smooth curvatures incident on the developed phase plate (DPP) are examined: planar, spherical, cylindrical, and a wavefront passing through the side of a bare optical fiber. Spurious fringe pattern in the wavefront reconstructions due to a small tilt (Δθ=0.212°) in the plane illumination wave is detected and numerically corrected for. Fringe pattern of the illumination wave obtained for the setup without the phase object being investigated is used as reference fringe pattern. Fringe compensation yields wavefronts with the correct shape and numerical value based on the specifications of the setup. The numerical phase-error correction system described in this study can be extended to other types of phase errors such as those due to aberrations if optical elements are present in the setup or due to perturbations in the environment.

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OCIS Codes
(010.7350) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Wave-front sensing
(030.6140) Coherence and statistical optics : Speckle
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(100.3010) Image processing : Image reconstruction techniques
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(290.5880) Scattering : Scattering, rough surfaces

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: February 7, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 22, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 9, 2008
Published: May 12, 2008

Percival F. Almoro and Steen G. Hanson, "Wavefront sensing using speckles with fringe compensation," Opt. Express 16, 7608-7618 (2008)

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