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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1338–1340

Reconfigurable Shack–Hartmann sensor without moving elements

Raúl Martínez-Cuenca, Vicente Durán, Vicent Climent, Enrique Tajahuerce, Salvador Bará, Jorge Ares, Justo Arines, Manuel Martínez-Corral, and Jesús Lancis  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 9, pp. 1338-1340 (2010)

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We demonstrate wavefront sensing with variable measurement sensitivity and dynamic range by means of a programmable microlens array implemented onto an off-the-shelf twisted nematic liquid crystal display operating as a phase-only spatial light modulator. Electronic control of the optical power of a liquid lens inserted at the aperture stop of a telecentric relay system allows sensing reconfigurability without moving components. Results of laboratory experiments show the ability of the setup to detect both smooth and highly aberrated wavefronts with adequate sensitivity.

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OCIS Codes
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors
(070.6120) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spatial light modulators
(110.1080) Imaging systems : Active or adaptive optics

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: January 28, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 15, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 15, 2010
Published: April 22, 2010

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Raúl Martínez-Cuenca, Vicente Durán, Vicent Climent, Enrique Tajahuerce, Salvador Bará, Jorge Ares, Justo Arines, Manuel Martínez-Corral, and Jesús Lancis, "Reconfigurable Shack–Hartmann sensor without moving elements," Opt. Lett. 35, 1338-1340 (2010)

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