23 December 2004 Design and analysis of real-time wavefront processor
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Latency of wavefront processor is an important factor of closed loop adaptive optical systems. For an adaptive optical system using Shack-Hartmann wave-front sensing and point beam, by ways of task queue, subtask arithmetic decomposition and subtask structure design, a multi-processors structure based on moder parallelism theory is built to realize a pipeline of wavefront gradient, wavefront reconstruction and wavefront control. By traits of field programmable gate array(FPGA) and digital signal processor(DSP), a pipeline wavefront processor based on FPGA+DSP structure is built with highly real-time performance. Clocks of FPGA and DSP, “age” of correctors are primary sources of this wavefront processor’s latency. For a 61-element adaptive optical system whose sampling frequency is 2900HZ, latency of this wavefront processor is less than 100us.
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Luchun Zhou, Luchun Zhou, Chunhong Wang, Chunhong Wang, Mei Li, Mei Li, Wenhan Jiang, Wenhan Jiang, } "Design and analysis of real-time wavefront processor", Proc. SPIE 5639, Adaptive Optics and Applications III, (23 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.580431; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.580431
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