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Wavefront curvature sensing on extended arbitrary scenes: simulation results
Author(s): Renate Kupke; Francois J. Roddier; Donald L. Mickey
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Paper Abstract

We describe and evaluate the performance of a wavefront sensor based on curvature sensing which can be used to detect static aberrations given an extended reference source. The description includes a full mathematical treatment of the sensor signal, as well as how this signal is relate to the Laplacian of the wavefront. Evaluation of the technique is performed with computer simulations. A Monte-Carlo simulation is utilized to evaluate the performance of the technique in the presence of noise. The sensor was found to provide accurate measurement of the wavefront coefficients on high-contrast extended objects. It behaves well in the presence of a field stop, and in the presence of additive Gaussian noise.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3353, Adaptive Optical System Technologies, (11 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321700
Show Author Affiliations
Renate Kupke, Institute for Astronomy/Univ. of Hawaii (United States)
Francois J. Roddier, Institute for Astronomy/Univ. of Hawaii (United States)
Donald L. Mickey, Institute for Astronomy/Univ. of Hawaii (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3353:
Adaptive Optical System Technologies
Domenico Bonaccini; Robert K. Tyson, Editor(s)

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