Digital refraction distortion correction with an astigmatic coherence sensor

TitleDigital refraction distortion correction with an astigmatic coherence sensor
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsDL Marks, RA Stack, and DJ Brady
JournalApplied Optics
Volume41
Start Page6050
Issue29
Pagination6050 - 6054
Date Published01/2002
Abstract

We demonstrate the sensing and correction of an isoplanatic refractive distortion (not lens aberrations), using the complete measurement of the partially coherent field in an aperture that the previously described astigmatic coherence sensor provides. Isoplanatic distortions, and in general distortions that do not cause energy loss, maintain the orthogonality of the coherent modes. We use the fact that a common distortion will occur to all coherent modes to separate the distortion from the source behind it, rather than requiring a reference source at a different wavelength. Digital deconvolution was performed on the full four-dimensional partially coherent field for simultaneously computing the distortion and the source intensity distribution. © 2002 Optical Society of America.

Short TitleApplied Optics