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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 18 — Aug. 30, 2010
  • pp: 18525–18531

Validation of quantitative Ronchi test through numerical propagation

Sukmock Lee and Manuel Guizar-Sicairos  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 18, pp. 18525-18531 (2010)

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We validate the quantitative analysis of Ronchigrams for wavefront sensing through detailed numerical simulations. Analysis of the experimental Ronchigrams provides the wavefront aberrations, the F/# of the beam and the distance of the Ronchi ruling from the paraxial focus. These retrieved parameters are used to numerically simulate the Ronchigrams with excellent agreement. This favorable comparison validates the accuracy of the wavefront recovery and provides a tool to examine the accuracy and robustness of this wavefront measurement technique.

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

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: May 27, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 10, 2010
Published: August 16, 2010

Sukmock Lee and Manuel Guizar-Sicairos, "Validation of quantitative Ronchi test through numerical propagation," Opt. Express 18, 18525-18531 (2010)

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