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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 14 — Jul. 2, 2012
  • pp: 15636–15653

Mid-infrared Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor fully cryogenic using extended source for endoatmospheric applications

Clélia Robert, Vincent Michau, Bruno Fleury, Serge Magli, and Laurent Vial  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 14, pp. 15636-15653 (2012)

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Adaptive optics provide real-time compensation for atmospheric turbulence. The correction quality relies on a key element: the wavefront sensor. We have designed an adaptive optics system in the mid-infrared range providing high spatial resolution for ground-to-air applications, integrating a Shack-Hartmann infrared wavefront sensor operating on an extended source. This paper describes and justifies the design of the infrared wavefront sensor, while defining and characterizing the Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor camera. Performance and illustration of field tests are also reported.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(010.7350) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Wave-front sensing
(040.1240) Detectors : Arrays
(110.4280) Imaging systems : Noise in imaging systems
(110.4850) Imaging systems : Optical transfer functions
(350.4600) Other areas of optics : Optical engineering
(110.1080) Imaging systems : Active or adaptive optics

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: March 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 4, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 6, 2012
Published: June 26, 2012

Clélia Robert, Vincent Michau, Bruno Fleury, Serge Magli, and Laurent Vial, "Mid-infrared Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor fully cryogenic using extended source for endoatmospheric applications," Opt. Express 20, 15636-15653 (2012)

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