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Diffractive wavefront control with programmable spatial light modulator technology
Author(s): Mark T. Gruneisen; Raymond C. Dymale; James R. Rotgé; Matthew B. Garvin
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Paper Abstract

An overview of modeling, analysis and demonstrations of optical wavefront control implemented with a reconfigurable diffractive optic is presented. This includes, analytic modeling of the wavelength-dependent diffraction efficiency and wavefront errors associated with modulo-0 optical path control and analysis of the effects of discrete-element addressing and fill factor on diffraction efficiency. More than 200 waves of 2-D wavefront control are demonstrated with a 640x480-element optical path modulator. Wavefront steering together with field-angle-dependent aberration compensation is demonstrated as a technique for acquiring extended field-of-regard mosaic images. The effects of diffraction phenomena on image quality are analyzed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 August 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6306, Advanced Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications IV, 630601 (29 August 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.683850
Show Author Affiliations
Mark T. Gruneisen, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Raymond C. Dymale, Boeing LTS, Inc. (United States)
James R. Rotgé, Boeing LTS, Inc. (United States)
Matthew B. Garvin, Air Force Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6306:
Advanced Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications IV
Michael K. Giles; John D. Gonglewski; Richard A. Carreras, Editor(s)

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