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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 9 — Jul. 6, 2010

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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.001338


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Abstract

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

History
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-9-1338


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