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Computer-generated diffractive optics for large aberration compensation
Author(s): Mark T. Gruneisen; Lewis F. DeSandre; James R. Rotge; Raymond C. Dymale; Donald L. Lubin
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Paper Abstract

Programmable diffractive optics utilizing a high-resolution liquid-crystal phase modulator is demonstrated as a technique for large-range, two-dimensional aberration control. A high-resolution phase modulator system introduces modulo-2π phase compensation via discrete-step phase modulation and operates with 307,200 independently addressable elements, and total optical efficiencies of up to 93%. Near-diffraction-limited imaging and beam directing is demonstrated in a telescope system with large off-axis aberrations. Wavelength-agile and extended spectral bandwidth operation are also demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 March 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5481, Laser Optics 2003: Wavefront Transformation and Laser Beam Control, (15 March 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.565031
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Mark T. Gruneisen, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Lewis F. DeSandre, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
James R. Rotge, Boeing Co. (United States)
Raymond C. Dymale, Boeing Co. (United States)
Donald L. Lubin, Boeing Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5481:
Laser Optics 2003: Wavefront Transformation and Laser Beam Control
Vladimir E. Sherstobitov; Leonid N. Soms, Editor(s)

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