27 July 2016 Pupil phase discontinuity measurement: comparison of different wavefront sensing concepts
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The Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille is involved in the preparation of the E-ELT instrumentation framework: In particular, an ESO-EELT M1 mirror segment (1.5 m) has been demonstrated and different wavefront sensing (WFS) concepts among which Pyramid, Zernike phase mask sensor (ZELDA), Phase diversity or still NL Curvature) are also investigated.

Segmented mirrors are widely used today in diverse domains: fiber coupling, laser beam shaping, microscopy or retina imaging. If, these mirrors offer a solution to realize important monolithic sizes for giant telescopes in astronomy, they also raise the problem of segments cophasing and measurement of phase discontinuities. In this work, we aim to investigate a suitable WFS approach for pupil phase discontinuity measurement. Coupling a segmented PTT mirror (Iris AO) with four different WFS (Shack-Hartmann, Quadriwave Lateral Shearing Interferometer, Pyramid and Zernike Phase Mask), we study their sensitivity to segmented pupil: in particular, segment phasing, stability, saturation, flat, or still the addressing mode are then performed and compared.
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K. El Hadi, K. El Hadi, J.-F. Sauvage, J.-F. Sauvage, K. Dohlen, K. Dohlen, T. Fusco, T. Fusco, B. Neichel, B. Neichel, F. Marchis, F. Marchis, M. N'Diaye, M. N'Diaye, "Pupil phase discontinuity measurement: comparison of different wavefront sensing concepts", Proc. SPIE 9909, Adaptive Optics Systems V, 990967 (27 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232818; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2232818
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