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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2264–2266

Correction of vortex laser beam in a closed-loop adaptive system with bimorph mirror

F. A. Starikov, G. G. Kochemasov, M. O. Koltygin, S. M. Kulikov, A. N. Manachinsky, N. V. Maslov, S. A. Sukharev, V. P. Aksenov, I. V. Izmailov, F. Yu. Kanev, V. V. Atuchin, and I. S. Soldatenkov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 15, pp. 2264-2266 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.002264


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Abstract

The phase correction of a vortex laser beam is undertaken in the closed-loop adaptive system including a Hartmann–Shack wavefront sensor with singular reconstruction technique and a bimorph piezoceramic mirror. After correction the vortex doughnutlike beam is focused into a beam with bright axial spot that considerably increases the Strehl ratio and optical system resolution. Since the phase break cannot be exactly reproduced on the flexible mirror surface, off-axis vortices appear in the far field at the beam periphery.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(010.7350) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Wave-front sensing
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices
(220.1080) Optical design and fabrication : Active or adaptive optics

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 13, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 22, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 22, 2009
Published: July 17, 2009

Citation
F. A. Starikov, G. G. Kochemasov, M. O. Koltygin, S. M. Kulikov, A. N. Manachinsky, N. V. Maslov, S. A. Sukharev, V. P. Aksenov, I. V. Izmailov, F. Yu. Kanev, V. V. Atuchin, and I. S. Soldatenkov, "Correction of vortex laser beam in a closed-loop adaptive system with bimorph mirror," Opt. Lett. 34, 2264-2266 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-15-2264

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