15 August 1980 Adaptive Optics Without Wavefront Sensors
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Proceedings Volume 0228, Active Optical Devices and Applications; (1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958769
Event: 1980 Technical Symposium East, 1980, Washington, D.C., United States
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.
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Virendra N. Mahajan, Jacques Govignon, Ricky J. Morgan, "Adaptive Optics Without Wavefront Sensors", Proc. SPIE 0228, Active Optical Devices and Applications, (15 August 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958769; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.958769

Monochromatic aberrations

Adaptive optics

Optical components

Imaging systems

Phase retrieval


Atmospheric turbulence


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