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Adaptive Optics Without Wavefront Sensors
Author(s): Virendra N. Mahajan; Jacques Govignon; Ricky J. Morgan
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Paper Abstract

Two sharpness functions are considered for the problem of dynamic phase estimation and correction of aberrated images. One is based on the integral of the square of the image irradiance distribution. The other uses integration of the irradiance distribution over an area smaller than the diffraction-limited resolution area. Examples of phase retrieval using these sharpness functions are given, and laboratory experiments on their verification are described. Applications of this technique to high-energy laser systems, thermal blooming, imaging through atmospheric turbulence, and large optical systems are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 August 1980
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0228, Active Optical Devices and Applications, (15 August 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958769
Show Author Affiliations
Virendra N. Mahajan, The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc. (United States)
Jacques Govignon, The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc. (United States)
Ricky J. Morgan, The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0228:
Active Optical Devices and Applications
William J. Cuneo, Editor(s)

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