Wave-front sensing with a sampling field sensor

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We present a new type of optical wave-front sensor: the sampling field sensor SFS!. The SFS attempts to solve the problem of real-time optical phase detection. It has a high space-bandwidth product and can be made compact and vibration insensitive. We describe a particular implementation of this sensor and compare it, through numerical simulations, with a more mature technique based on the Shack-Hartmann wave-front sensor. We also present experimental results for SFS phase estimation. Finally, we discuss the advantages and drawbacks of this SFS implementation and suggest alternative implementations. © 2000 Optical Society of America.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tumbar, R; Stack, RA; Brady, DJ

Published Date

  • January 1, 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 39 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 72 - 84

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2155-3165

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1559-128X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/AO.39.000072

Citation Source

  • Scopus