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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 14 — Jul. 14, 2014
  • pp: 17216–17226

Closed-loop adaptive optics system with a single liquid crystal spatial light modulator

Kainan Yao, Jianli Wang, Xinyue Liu, and Wei Liu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 14, pp. 17216-17226 (2014)

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We describe a closed-loop dynamic holographic adaptive optics system. This system can be realized via one liquid crystal spatial light modulator and one CCD camera. The liquid crystal spatial light modulator is used as the wavefront sensor and corrector, as well as imaging element. CCD detects the spots at holographic image plane and at focal plane of imaging channel simultaneously. The basic principle of the system is introduced first, and then the numerical analysis is presented. On this basis, we report a practical implementation of the dynamic holographic adaptive optics system. The results show that a rapid increase of Strehl ratio and improved image quality at focal plane for deliberately introduced aberrations can be achieved, verifying the feasibility of the system.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(090.1000) Holography : Aberration compensation
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices

ToC Category:
Adaptive Optics

Original Manuscript: April 22, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 27, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 27, 2014
Published: July 8, 2014

Kainan Yao, Jianli Wang, Xinyue Liu, and Wei Liu, "Closed-loop adaptive optics system with a single liquid crystal spatial light modulator," Opt. Express 22, 17216-17226 (2014)

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