11 September 1998 Phase retrieval techniques for adaptive optics
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We have developed and tested a method for minimizing static aberrations in adaptive optics systems. In order to correct the static phase aberrations, we need to measure the aberrations through the entire system. We have experimental setup demonstrating that phase retrieval can improve the static aberrations to below the 20 nm rms level, with the limiting factor being local turbulence in the AO system. Experimentally thus far, we have improved the static aberrations down to the 50 nm level, with the limiting factor being the ability to adjust the deformable mirror. This should be improved with better control algorithms now being implemented.
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Carmen J. Carrano, Carmen J. Carrano, Scot S. Olivier, Scot S. Olivier, James M. Brase, James M. Brase, Bruce A. Macintosh, Bruce A. Macintosh, Jong R. An, Jong R. An, } "Phase retrieval techniques for adaptive optics", Proc. SPIE 3353, Adaptive Optical System Technologies, (11 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321633; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.321633
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