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Target-in-the-loop adaptive optics: wavefront control in strong speckle-modulation conditions
Author(s): Mikhail A. Vorontsov; Gary W. Carhart; John W. Gowens II
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Paper Abstract

A 37-control-channel adaptive optics target-in-the loop system with phase correction of the outgoing wave capable of operating in the presence of speckle-field-induced strong intensity modulation is presented. System operation is based on speckle field metric optimization using the stochastic parallel gradient descent technique. A quadratic map that linearizes phase modulation response of deformable micromachined mirror to control variable perturbation is investigated. Results demonstrate that adaptive wavefront correction using speckle-field-based beam quality metrics can significantly improve laser beam concentration on extended objects. The use of the quadratic map improves both system convergence rate and magnitude of laser beam concentration on the target.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 November 2002
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4825, High-Resolution Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications IV, (6 November 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.457855
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Mikhail A. Vorontsov, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
Gary W. Carhart, Army Research Lab. (United States)
John W. Gowens II, Army Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4825:
High-Resolution Wavefront Control: Methods, Devices, and Applications IV
John D. Gonglewski; Mikhail A. Vorontsov; Mark T. Gruneisen; Sergio R. Restaino; Robert K. Tyson, Editor(s)

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