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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 5 — Feb. 28, 2011
  • pp: 4703–4713

A single-shot common-path phase-stepping radial shearing interferometer for wavefront measurements

Naiting Gu, Linhai Huang, Zeping Yang, and Changhui Rao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 5, pp. 4703-4713 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.004703


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Abstract

A single-shot common-path phase-stepping radial shearing interferometer (RSI) is proposed for wavefront measurements. In the proposed RSI, three quarter-wave plates are used as phase shifters to produce four spatially separated phase-stepping fringe patterns that are recorded simultaneously by a single CCD camera. The proposed RSI can measure the wavefront under test in real-time, and it is also insensitive to environmental vibration due to its common-path structure. Experimentally the proposed RSI is applied to detect the distorted wavefronts generated by a liquid crystal spatial light modulator. The measured aberrations are in good agreement with that obtained with (by) a Hartmann-Shack wavefront sensor, indicating that the proposed RSI is a useful tool for wavefront measurements.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(040.1880) Detectors : Detection
(110.1650) Imaging systems : Coherence imaging

ToC Category:
Adaptive Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 5, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 28, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 29, 2011
Published: February 24, 2011

Citation
Naiting Gu, Linhai Huang, Zeping Yang, and Changhui Rao, "A single-shot common-path phase-stepping radial shearing interferometer for wavefront measurements," Opt. Express 19, 4703-4713 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-5-4703


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