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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 6, Iss. 4 — May. 4, 2011

Correction of optical phase aberrations using binary-amplitude modulation

Tom Vettenburg and Andy R. Harvey  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 28, Issue 3, pp. 429-433 (2011)

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We show that phase aberrations in an imaging system can be mitigated using binary-amplitude masks that reduce destructive interference in the image spatial frequency domain. Appropriately designed masks increase the magnitude of the optical transfer function and prevent nulls. This offers a low-cost, transmission-mode alternative to phase correction as used in active and adaptive optics, without a restriction on the waveband of operation.

© 2011 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
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.0115) Imaging systems : Imaging through turbulent media
(110.1758) Imaging systems : Computational imaging
(070.6120) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spatial light modulators

ToC Category:
Fourier Optics and Signal Processing

Original Manuscript: October 27, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 22, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 25, 2010
Published: February 25, 2011

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Vol. 6, Iss. 4 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Tom Vettenburg and Andy R. Harvey, "Correction of optical phase aberrations using binary-amplitude modulation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 28, 429-433 (2011)

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