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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 7 — Mar. 26, 2012
  • pp: 7822–7832

Determination of wavefront structure for a Hartmann Wavefront Sensor using a phase-retrieval method

A. Polo, V. Kutchoukov, F. Bociort, S.F. Pereira, and H.P. Urbach  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 7, pp. 7822-7832 (2012)

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We apply a phase retrieval algorithm to the intensity pattern of a Hartmann wavefront sensor to measure with enhanced accuracy the phase structure of a Hartmann hole array. It is shown that the rms wavefront error achieved by phase reconstruction is one order of magnitude smaller than the one obtained from a typical centroid algorithm. Experimental results are consistent with a phase measurement performed independently using a Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor.

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OCIS Codes
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(220.1080) Optical design and fabrication : Active or adaptive optics

ToC Category:
Adaptive Optics

Original Manuscript: December 9, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 3, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 15, 2012
Published: March 21, 2012

A. Polo, V. Kutchoukov, F. Bociort, S.F. Pereira, and H.P. Urbach, "Determination of wavefront structure for a Hartmann Wavefront Sensor using a phase-retrieval method," Opt. Express 20, 7822-7832 (2012)

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