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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 2 — Jan. 19, 2009
  • pp: 624–639

Optical wavefront measurement using phase retrieval with transverse translation diversity

Gregory R. Brady, Manuel Guizar-Sicairos, and James R. Fienup  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 2, pp. 624-639 (2009)

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We demonstrate the use of transverse translation-diverse phase retrieval as a method for the measurement of wavefronts in situations where the detected intensity patterns would be otherwise undersampled. This technique involves using a smaller moving subaperture to produce a number of adequately sampled intensity patterns. The wavefront is then retrieved using an optimization jointly constrained by them. Expressions for the gradient of an error metric with respect to the optimization parameters are given. An experimental arrangement used to measure the transmitted wavefront of a plano-convex singlet using this technique is described. The results of these measurements were repeatable to within approximately λ/100 RMS.

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OCIS Codes
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: November 7, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 23, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 28, 2008
Published: January 7, 2009

Gregory R. Brady, Manuel Guizar-Sicairos, and James R. Fienup, "Optical wavefront measurement using phase retrieval with transverse translation diversity," Opt. Express 17, 624-639 (2009)

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