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26 July 2011 Centroid propagation through optical systems with ABCD kernels and non-uniform or finite apertures
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Proceedings Volume 8001, International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics; 80012F (2011) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.892096
Event: International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics, 2011, Braga, Portugal
Abstract
Determining the precise location of irradiance centroids is a key step for optical triangulation and wavefront sensing based on wavefront slope measurements (as e.g. in Hartmann-Shack aberrometry). Since most aberrometers include some kind of optical relay system to reimage the irradiance distributions provided by the wavefront sampling element onto the irradiance detector, it is esential to ensure that the centroid position and momentum information is preserved along this operation. In optical systems with ABCD difrraction kernels the centroids propagate according to an effective geometrical optics rule. However, the presence of finite apertures partially blocking the incoming beam or non-uniform transmittances unevenly altering its original irradiance distribution may give rise to potentially significant departures from this simple geometrical picture. The potential magnitude of this bias makes it advisable to take proper steps to counteract it in the design of aberrometric setups.
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Jesús Lancis, Raúl Martínez-Cuenca, Jorge Ares, and Salvador Bará "Centroid propagation through optical systems with ABCD kernels and non-uniform or finite apertures", Proc. SPIE 8001, International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics, 80012F (26 July 2011); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.892096
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