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Optimal design of wavefront sensors for adaptive optical systems: part 2, optimization of sensor subaperture locations
Author(s): Mark E. Furber; David C. Jordan
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Paper Abstract

The problem of determining sensor subaperture locations for a shearing interferometer wavefront sensor that maximize controllability and observability is examined and shown to be an intractable optimization problem. A practical algorithm, the sequential backward selection algorithm, is used to determine a suboptimal sensor configuration. Monte Carlo studies show that the algorithm determines a nearly optimal and entirely acceptable configuration in a reasonable time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1997
PDF: 16 pages
Opt. Eng. 36(7) doi: 10.1117/1.601395
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 36, Issue 7
Show Author Affiliations
Mark E. Furber, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)
David C. Jordan, Univ. of Connecticut (United States)

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