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A Numerical Algorithm For 2-D Wavefront Reconstruction From Intensity Measurements In A Single Plane
Author(s): Wayne Lawton
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we develop an algorithm by which, in general, a 2-dimensional wavefront can be reconstructed uniquely, up to conjugation, from intensity measurements in a single plane. Our technique consists of a detailed mathematical analysis employing Fourier theoretic concepts and differential equations. The algorithm is intended not as a practical algorithm, since efficient iterative algorithms have been developed which incorporate known prior information concerning the wavefront, but rather as a means of addressing the uniqueness question.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 1980
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0231, 1980 Intl Optical Computing Conf I, (22 August 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958835
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Wayne Lawton, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0231:
1980 Intl Optical Computing Conf I
William T. Rhodes, Editor(s)

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