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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 26 — Dec. 20, 2010
  • pp: 27534–27549

Comparison between non-modulation four-sided and two-sided pyramid wavefront sensor

Jianxin Wang, Fuzhong Bai, Yu Ning, Linhai Huang, and Shengqian Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 26, pp. 27534-27549 (2010)

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Based on the diffraction theory the paper analyzes non-modulation Pyramid wavefront sensor (PWFS, namely, four-sided pyramid) and two-sided pyramid wavefront sensor (TSPWFS), and expresses the detected signals as a function of the measured wavefront. The expressions of the detected signals show that non-modulation PWFS and TSPWFS hold the same properties of both slope and direct phase sensors. We compare both sensors working in slope and phase sensing by theory and numerical simulations. The results demonstrate that the performance of TSPWFS excels that of PWFS. Additionally, the influence of interference between adjacent pupils is discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: August 23, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 19, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 19, 2010
Published: December 15, 2010

Jianxin Wang, Fuzhong Bai, Yu Ning, Linhai Huang, and Shengqian Wang, "Comparison between non-modulation four-sided and two-sided pyramid wavefront sensor," Opt. Express 18, 27534-27549 (2010)

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