OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1533–1535

Angular tolerance of Shack–Hartmann wavefront sensors with microaxicons

Ruediger Grunwald, Silke Huferath, Martin Bock, Uwe Neumann, and Stefan Langer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 11, pp. 1533-1535 (2007)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (366 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



Wavefront sensing under nonparaxial conditions was studied with Shack–Hartmann setups based on arrays of microaxicons. The robustness of the generated pseudonondiffracting subbeams against tilt and axial displacement was demonstrated for ultraflat Gaussian- and inverse-Gaussian-shaped elements in transmission and reflection. To characterize slight aberrations and to identify optimum parameter fields, spatial moments of intensity profiles were analyzed with high sensitivity. Reflective design enables for wavefront sensing at oblique incidence as necessary for low-feedback detection and phase diagnostics of ultrashort pulses.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.7350) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Wave-front sensing
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics: Wave-front Sensing

Original Manuscript: January 23, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 18, 2007
Published: May 10, 2007

Ruediger Grunwald, Silke Huferath, Martin Bock, Uwe Neumann, and Stefan Langer, "Angular tolerance of Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensors with microaxicons," Opt. Lett. 32, 1533-1535 (2007)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. R. Grunwald, U. Griebner, F. Tschirschwitz, E. T. J. Nibbering, T. Elsaesser, V. Kebbel, H.-J. Hartmann, and W. Jüptner, Opt. Lett. 25, 981 (2000). [CrossRef]
  2. R. Grunwald, U. Neumann, V. Kebbel, H.-J. Kühn,K. Mann, U. Leinhos, H. Mischke, and D. Wulff-Molder, Opt. Lett. 29, 977 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. J. Durnin, J. J. Miceli, Jr., and J. H. Eberly, Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 1499 (1987). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. R. Grunwald, S. Woggon, U. Griebner, R. Ehlert, and W. Reinecke, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys., Part 1 37, 3701 (1998). [CrossRef]
  5. Z. Bouchal, J. Wagner, and M. Chlup, Opt. Commun. 151, 207 (1998). [CrossRef]
  6. T. Tanaka and S. Yamamoto, Opt. Commun. 184, 113 (2000). [CrossRef]
  7. R. Grunwald, U. Neumann, U. Griebner, K. Reimann, G. Steinmeyer, and V. Kebbel, Opt. Lett. 28, 2399 (2003). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. R. Grunwald, S. Woggon, R. Ehlert, and W. Reinecke, Pure Appl. Opt. 6, 663 (1997). [CrossRef]
  9. R. Grunwald, H. Mischke, and W. Rehak, Appl. Opt. 38, 4117 (1999). [CrossRef]
  10. R. Grunwald, Thin Film Micro-Optics--New Frontiers of Spatio-Temporal Beam Shaping (Elsevier, 2007).
  11. R. Grunwald, V. Kebbel, U. Neumann, U. Griebner, and M. Piché, Opt. Eng. (Bellingham) 43, 2518 (2004). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited