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Wavefront phase retrieval with multi-aperture Zernike filter for atmospheric sensing and adaptive optics applications
Author(s): Behzad Bordbar; Nathan H. Farwell; Mikhail A. Vorontsov
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Paper Abstract

A novel scintillation resistant wavefront sensor based on a densely packed array of classical Zernike filters, referred to as the multi-aperture Zernike wavefront sensor (MAZ-WFS), is introduced and analyzed through numerical simulations. Wavefront phase reconstruction in the MAZ-WFS is performed using iterative algorithms that are optimized for phase aberration sensing in severe atmospheric turbulence conditions. The results demonstrate the potential of the MAZ-WFS for high-resolution retrieval of turbulence-induced phase aberrations in strong scintillation conditions for atmospheric sensing and adaptive optics applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9982, Unconventional Imaging and Wavefront Sensing XII, 998206 (20 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2239289
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Behzad Bordbar, Univ. of Dayton (United States)
Nathan H. Farwell, Univ. of Dayton (United States)
Mikhail A. Vorontsov, Univ. of Dayton (United States)
Optonicus (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9982:
Unconventional Imaging and Wavefront Sensing XII
Jean J. Dolne; Thomas J. Karr; David C. Dayton, Editor(s)

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