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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1849–1851

Dynamic wave-front generation for the characterization and testing of optical systems

M. A. A. Neil, M. J. Booth, and T. Wilson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 23, pp. 1849-1851 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.001849


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Abstract

We describe a simple method for generating known optical aberrations dynamically, using a ferroelectric liquid-crystal spatial light modulator. Aberrations inherent in the optical system are measured and corrected, and as an example Kolmogorov turbulence is simulated for aperture sizes D/r0 from 0 to 30, varying at frame rates up to 2.5 kHz. A measure of wave-front generation efficiency is introduced and is shown to be better than 86% for Kolmogorov phase screens with D/r0 in the range from 0 to 30.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing

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M. A. A. Neil, M. J. Booth, and T. Wilson, "Dynamic wave-front generation for the characterization and testing of optical systems," Opt. Lett. 23, 1849-1851 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-23-1849


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